HCS, Tobruk HoR sign agreement on criteria for appointments to key institutions

HCS, Tobruk HoR sign agreement on criteria for appointments to key institutions

October 07, 2020 - 13:30
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

 

Delegates from the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) and the Tobruk-based Parliament signed an agreement on Tuesday at talks in Moroccan Bouznika on criteria for appointments to key institutions.

In a joint statement, following the close of the meeting, the two parties confirmed that they had reached a comprehensive understanding regarding the mechanisms and criteria for appointments of leadership positions in the sovereign institutions stipulated in Article 15 of the Libyan Political Agreement.

Delegates from both sides will brief their bases in Libya on the consensuses reached in the first and second round of talks, before moving on with the restructuring of the sovereign institutions, according to the statement.

The HCS and Tobruk HoR dialogues renewed their thanks to the efforts of the Moroccan Kingdom and its "keenness to bring about a genuine Libyan consensus", which conforms to the requirements of the Libyan Political Agreement.

They also underlined the "positive interaction" of the Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Libya, Stephanie Williams, and her efforts in developing bridges and facilitating dialogue at various levels, as they put it.

"The Berlin conference held back in January constituted an international bet on the political solution to the Libyan crisis, yet the political process still awaits clear and real support from the international community."

The Libyan delegates stressed that the outcomes of the Moroccan talks constitute a platform for restoring political stability and ending the split of state institutions.

They concluded their statement by affirming their commitment to continue consultative meetings in Morocco to coordinate the work of political, executive, and oversight institutions, with the view of ending the transition phase in Libya.