East-based HoR Speaker: We support Libya ceasefire agreement

East-based HoR Speaker: We support Libya ceasefire agreement

October 25, 2020 - 18:49
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh has reiterated support for the ceasefire agreement signed in Geneva on Friday.

In a joint press conference with the Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, Saleh said Libyans don’t want war but rather they want peace, adding that he looks forward to carrying out dialogue rounds with the support of Rabat to push for a political solution.

“Libyans were happy to see the ceasefire agreement take effect, flights between Tripoli and eastern region started and roads will be open in a few days. Even the Libyan dinar started to gain some more value against dollar on the black market.” Saleh said.

Meanwhile, the Moroccan Foreign Minister said his country backs up the ceasefire agreement in Libya, urging the international community to respect the agreement to move toward a comprehensive political solution.

He said Bouznika dialogue between Libyan warring parties was the stepping stone for change and for acceptance among Libyan parties who attended the dialogue without any foreign presence.

The UN acting envoy to Libya announced the signing of a ceasefire agreement between the delegations of the country’s two main warring side on Friday as part of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva.

UNSMIL said in a statement after the signing that the talks "culminate in a historic achievement as Libyan teams reach a permanent ceasefire agreement across Libya. This achievement is an important turning point towards peace and stability in Libya.”