Several countries and international organizations have expressed support and appreciation for Morocco’s efforts to bring together the Libyan rival parties around the same table as a precious opportunity to find a solution to the crisis, guaranteeing peace, stability and security for Libya and the whole region.
Libyan delegations of the High Council of State and the Parliament of Tobruk are gathered in Bouznika, a coastal city to the south of Rabat, since Sunday to discuss ways of sustaining the ceasefire and to open negotiations to end the conflict between the Libyan rival parties.
At the end of the first day of discussions, the two delegations expressed their sincere ambition to reach a consensus that will bring Libya out of the crisis and end the suffering of the Libyan people.
They also welcomed the sincere will and the concern of Morocco to create the appropriate climate likely to help find a solution to the Libyan crisis, to achieve the political and economic stability of the country, and move towards building a strong and stable state.
The participants in the Bouznika meeting said that the talks are making progress and that the focus has been on key regulatory institutions.
On Tuesday in Bouznika, the representative of the Libyan High Council of State, Mohamed Khalifa Najm, said the political dialogue between the delegations of the Libyan High Council of State and the Tobruk Parliament is taking place in a “positive and constructive” atmosphere and “important compromises” have been reached.
Reading out a joint statement by the two delegations, Najm indicated that both parties hope to achieve positive and concrete results that could pave the way for the completion of the process of a comprehensive political settlement throughout the country.
The discussions, he added, reached important compromises that include the establishment of clear standards to eradicate corruption and the squandering of public funds and to end the state of institutional division.
Several sides have commended Morocco’s initiative.
In this vein, Jordan commended Morocco’s efforts to reach a consensual political settlement between the Libyan parties in order to preserve unity, stability and security in Libya.
In a telephone conversation with his Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi affirmed that his country welcomes Morocco’s efforts and its initiative to host the inter-Libyan dialogue with the aim of reaching a consensual political settlement between the Libyan parties. Such a settlement would preserve Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and restore unity, stability and security in the country, said on Tuesday the Jordanian Foreign Ministry in a statement.
On Monday, Bourita held phone talks with his Egyptian peer Sameh Shoukry on the developments in the Libyan dossier and the latest efforts to push for a political solution.
The Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement talks with Bourita reflected “mutual concern to coordinate and devote joint efforts in order to back efforts to reach a political solution in Libya.”
Shokry expressed his appreciation to Bourita for keeping up coordination and briefing Egypt on the latest efforts undertaken by Morocco in that regards, and reiterated Egypt’s constant position to work to achieve a political solution in Libya that preserves the sovereignty and integrity of the country and its people.
He said a settlement would also contribute to ensuring regional security, preserving Libya’s resources, and protecting the country from terrorism, extremism, and nefarious foreign interference.
Several international and regional organizations have also hailed Morocco’s initiative to facilitate talks between Libya’s rival parliaments.
On Monday, the League of Arab States and the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) issued statements voicing their support for the dialogue initiative and urging Libyan parties to grab this opportunity to make progress towards peace.
The United Nations, the European Union, and the African Union have also expressed support for Morocco’s initiative to host the peace talks and end the conflict in Libya.