New dialogue round kicks off in Morocco

New dialogue round kicks off in Morocco

September 11, 2015 - 16:45
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Photo: UNSMIL

A new Libyan dialogue round kicked off in the Moroccan city of Skhirat Friday in a bid to resolve the Libyan political crisis.

The head of UNSMIL Bernardino Leon held separate meetings with both parties and political parties' representatives to bridge the gap between the disputed points.

The GNC delegation said its amendments that have been already reviewed with the UNSMIL in Geneva should be addressed. The delegation also asked the UNSMIL to include two of its amendments in the draft before discussing nominees for the unity government. These include: Mechanisms of selecting members of the unity government and the standards of occupying military positions.

Leon expects that both sides would nominate their candidates on Saturday.

But this could be a daunting task. Tobruk parliament representatives insist on what they called their sole right to name candidates for the head of unity government, which could undermine the process.

On Thursday, Leon expressed hope that the current Skhirat round would be final. He also set September 20 as a deadline to reach a political compromise.