Rabat - Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita reiterated Morocco’s commitment to a political solution in Libya to regain peace, stability, and development, in Paris on Tuesday.
Rabat – Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita reiterated Morocco’s commitment to a political solution in Libya to regain peace, stability, and development, in Paris on Tuesday.
In a speech before the attendees of the Paris summit on the Libyan crisis, Bourita affirmed, “The Maghreb needs a stable Libya, as Europe needs a stable Maghreb.”
Bourita conveyed King Mohammed VI’s greetings and affirmed that the King is “closely following developments in the situation in Libya, and giving full support to the conference on Libya.”
The Moroccan official added that the conference came at the right time because the prolongation of the Libyan conflict is not an option.
“On the contrary, it is an ongoing motivation to redouble our efforts to bring Libyan protagonists closer together.”
The minister also saluted the dynamism of the special envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, to find a mutually acceptable solution to end the conflict.
“Morocco will be at the side of Libya and its people. It does not have a hidden agenda or interests other than Libya itself: to return to the path of peace, stability and development,” Bourita said.
The conference, which was held under the auspices of the UN, convened many delegations from twenty countries, including the US.
The symposium brought together Libya’s Chief of Staff Marshall Khalifa Haftar, Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk Aguila Saleh, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj, and President of Libya High Council Khaled Mechri.
The four Libyan leaders agreed to “work constructively with the United Nations to hold credible and peaceful elections on December 10 and to respect the results of the elections,” but they did not sign their names to the agreement.
The leaders also pledged to ensure funds and “strong security arrangements” for the voting.