UN Chief declares full support for the Libyan dialogue in Morocco

UN Chief declares full support for the Libyan dialogue in Morocco

September 08, 2020 - 19:47
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres reiterated on Tuesday, his full support for the Libyan dialogue hosted by Morocco "to reinforce and complement the ongoing peace efforts led by the Berlin Conference."

A statement released by Stephen Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Chief said the UN has faith that Morocco’s Bouznika "will have a positive impact on the United Nations facilitation of the Libyan owned and Libyan led political dialogue."

"The UN Secretary-General supports all initiatives that seek to boost peace efforts led by the Berlin Conference to end the conflict in Libya," the UN statement read.

Guterres praised the "constructive role" of Morocco, saying it had contributed since the beginning of the Libyan crisis to the UN efforts aimed at achieving a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Libya.

Guterres considered the Libyan Political Agreement signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat in 2015 a "testament to Morocco’s resolute engagement in finding a solution to the Libyan crisis alongside the United Nations.

On Tuesday, the meetings continued for the third day in a row between members from the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) and the Tobruk-based parliament in the coastal town of Bouznika north of Morocco.

A joint statement by the two parties last Sunday praised Morocco's efforts to solve the Libyan crisis and its "sincere ambition to create an appropriate fraternal climate helping to find a solution to the Libyan crisis."

Meanwhile, the President of the HCS, Khaled Al-Mishri, insisted in a statement yesterday that the conclusions of the current sessions would not be bound, as they are informal and only aim to laying the foundation for the coming dialogue.