Spokesman: Libya's referendum law must be in line with political agreement

Spokesman: Libya's referendum law must be in line with political agreement

December 10, 2018 - 20:46
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The referendum law for the Libyan constitution must be at accord with the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) signed in Skhirat on December 17, 2015, the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj was cited by his spokesman Mohammed El Sallak as saying.

"This would immune the constitution referendum from any appeals." El Sallak added in presser on Monday.

Libya's Constitution

El Sallak told reporters that Al-Sirraj fully supports the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) so it can work and get the job done for all Libyans to exercise their democratic rights, pledging to issue instructions for all security and military apparatuses to devise a plan that can make sure nothing goes wrong as polls open their doors.

He also spoke of Al-Sirraj's support to the National Conference that is set for January 2019, saying it is vital for the conduct of elections and the constitution referendum.

Foreign Trips

El Sallak also said that Al-Sirraj's visits to several countries last week reviewed mutual relations, cooperation in security, economy and politics as well as settling down a number of issues of interest between Libya and some of the countries he visited.

"For example debts to Jordanian hospitals, and discussing Kuwait's assistance in rebuilding projects in Libya." He remarked.

As for Belgium, El Sallak said the Presidential Council's Head had held significant meetings with NATO, EU, and US top diplomats and officials, discussing multifarious issues such as fighting terrorism, human trafficking, limiting illegal immigration and the support of those international players for peaceful solutions in Libya led by the UNSMIL.

Libya's South

El Sallak also said the situation in southern Libya is very complex and needs a lot of work on the ground, adding that the committee they had formed is working on viable solutions.

He expressed, however; discomfort for the shutdown of Sharara oilfield in southern Libya, saying it could negatively impact the economic reforms, urging the protesters to have peaceful demonstrations to express their demands.