A high level delegation arrived in Morocco on Sunday, seeking Morocco’s consultation on the Libyan crisis.
Rabat – The Head of the Libyan High Council of State (HCS), Khalid Al Mishri, has reiterated the position of several political leaders, considering the Skhirat agreement as the only basis to end the crisis in Libya.
During his meeting with Moroccan officials in Rabat on Monday, Al Mishri said that all initiatives that could “promote the implementation of the political agreement or its development in a way that does not contradict its working mechanisms are acceptable.” He added that officials are “looking into more details.”
He said Libyan officials are now discussing with their Moroccan counterparts the issue of implementing the political agreement and “mending it in a way that is compatible and evolves through the approved mechanisms.”
Al Mishri made the comments during a press conference following talks with the speaker of Morocco’s House of Councillors, Hakim Benchamach.
The discussion focused on ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries as well on the development of the internal situation in Libya.
The Libyan delegation also includes Aguila Saleh Issa, the president of the Libyan House of Representatives. When reporters asked Al Mishri if he will meet with Saleh Issa, he said that there is no “arrangement or prior coordination for such a meeting.”
He added that there is “no objection to meeting the Libyans and all parties that derive from the agreement.”
At the same time that Benchamach and Al Mishri were meeting, the speaker of Morocco’s House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, held talks with his Libyan counterpart, Saleh Issa. Their meeting included a focus on a new initiative to solve the Libya crisis by the Libyan House of Representatives.
El Malki reiterated Morocco’s support for initiatives aimed at restoring security and stability in Libya.
New initiative to solve the Libya crisis within the framework of the Skhirat Agreement
“We support the Libyan House of Representatives and all initiatives aimed at restoring security and stability in Libya, with which religion, history, language, and fate unite us,” he said.
The Moroccan official said the country is following the developments in the Libyan dossier closely.
El Malki said the latest initiatives for Libya “in favor of a solution to the crisis are not contrary to the Skhirat agreement, neither in substance nor in form.”
He said a new initiative of the Libyan House of Representatives will rather “open up new perspectives to reach a solution.”
Like El Malki, Saleh Issa said that the new initiative does not contradict with the Skhirat Agreement or UN resolutions.
“It emanates from the identity of Libyan people and commits to representing their different components in the executive and legislative bodies,” Issa Saleh explained.
El Malki reiterated Morocco’s position in favor of dialogue and reconciliation between parties to the conflict to bring back stability and prosperity, “which are an integral part of regional stability.”
The end of the meeting between the two officials saw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the houses of representatives of Morocco and Libya, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported.