Following clear instructions from His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco is committed, on a permanent basis, to accompany and support the Libyan parties to resolve the current crisis which has lasted too long, underlined, on Saturday, January 24, 2021, in Bouznika, the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita.
Speaking to the members of the delegations of the Libyan High Council of State and House of Representatives at the end of a new round of the Libyan Dialogue, Bourita affirmed that Morocco’s commitment stems from solid, sincere and human ties binding the two peoples, as well as its deep conviction that the stability of Libya with strong institutions is in the interest of the stability of North Africa and the achievement of economic integration in the Arab Maghreb region.
The Kingdom’s commitment to efforts aimed at putting an end to the Libyan crisis is based on four determinants: supporting the Libyans and accompanying them without replacing them in their decisions, and remaining attached to the institutional legitimacy in Libya and to the legitimate institutions resulting from the Skhirat agreement, noted the Minister.
It is also a matter of working within a clear framework alongside the United Nations as a contributor to the Libyan Dialogue and facilitator and of coordinating with all regional and international stakeholders without, however, engaging in agreements or participate in meetings on Libya without the presence of Libyans, he continued.
Contrary to pessimistic voices, Morocco remains optimistic about the future of Libya, said Bourita, noting that this optimism is based on several elements namely confidence in the ability of Libyans to overcome differences and notable progress achieved over the past few months through political dialogue while moving beyond the situation of chaos and non-dialogue.
He stressed in this regard that the continuation of meetings between the Libyan stakeholders is rightly a source of optimism.
Mr. Bourita also observed that the agreements reached by the two parties represent a “positive element” in the political process, noting that Morocco supports dialogue between Libyans on the issue they choose.
The Minister also congratulated the delegations on their agreement regarding the final measures concerning the posts of sovereignty, while reiterating the particular support of HM the King at all stages aimed at putting an end to the Libyan crisis, as well as Morocco’s continued readiness to host any meeting between the Libyan parties.
At the end of this new round, the delegations of the High Council of State and the House of Representatives of Libya agreed on the formation and appointment of small work teams to take practical measures concerning the holders of sovereignty posts.
These teams will ensure in particular the development of application forms and invite candidates to present their files which must meet the agreed criteria and conditions.