The Head of the UNSMIL, Ghassan Salamé, has held talks in Morocco with its Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, to review the Libyan political crisis.
At a joint press briefing following the meeting that took place in Rabat on Monday, Bourita renewed Morocco’s support to an inter-Libyan solution under the auspices of the UN to achieve a final settlement of the crisis.
Bourita, according to Moroccan media reports, underscored that “Morocco supports a solution formulated by the Libyans themselves” emphasizing the role of the UN as "the unique body empowered to solve the Libyan crisis."
"Given the Maghreb scope of the Libyan crisis, Morocco attaches particular interest to the settlement of the Libya crisis, in the framework of the Skhirat agreement and the various proposals put on the table to bring this sister country out of the impasse," Bourita remarked.
The UN envoy said his visit to Rabat actually falls in the context of consultations on how to take advantage of the next steps to help restore stability in Libya.
Salamé also vowed to continue consultations with Morocco on all the aspects of the Libyan crisis.
Salamé also described the coming steps as “important," mentioning the international conference scheduled to be held in Palermo, Italy, on November 12-13 and the briefing he will shortly make to the UN Security Council on the political situation in Libya.