Al-Sarraj tells Arab League summit that there can be no totalitarian or military rule in Libya

Al-Sarraj tells Arab League summit that there can be no totalitarian or military rule in Libya

March 31, 2019 - 20:31
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj said in his speech at the Tunisia-hosted Arab League summit that his government will always support and work for peaceful solutions in Libya and won't allow the return of a totalitarian or military rule in the county.

"Allowing the military or totalitarian rule in Libya is a red line." Al-Sarraj said on Sunday.

Al-Sarraj told the Arab leaders that the Libyan crisis has been more complicated due to negative foreign interventions - whether regional or international - which have encouraged several Libyan parties not to commit to democratic and political processes.

"We are continuing our efforts to end the crisis and that is why we have met with many Libyan parties to find a common ground based on national interest as we believe that the solution is not going to be eliminating others or splitting power among certain parties." Al-Sarraj explained.

He also said he was optimistic about the upcoming National Conference in mid-April in Ghadames under the auspices of the UNSMIL in order to reach an end to the stalemate in the country, unite institutions, and hold elections based on a constitutional framework.

Al-Sarraj wished that the Libyan parties had been convinced of the fact that there can be no military solution to the crisis in Libya as conflicts will be a lose-lose situation to all parties.

He also mentioned the economic reforms and security arrangements that his government is carrying out in Tripoli and other cities, asking the Arab League to support his government and help it build its military and police institutions to stabilize the security status in the country.

"We call on the Arab League to have a unified stance regarding Libya's crisis and to stop any negative intervention in the country." Al-Sarraj indicated.

Meanwhile, Al-Sarraj reiterated Libya's support for Palestine and its cause and rights; a Palestine with Jerusalem being its capital.

He also rejected the US decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty on the Syrian Golan Heights, saying this decision is a violation of UN resolutions and Arab Peace Initiate and that Golan Heights remain a Syrian Arab land that was occupied in 1967.

 

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