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Tuesday 19 February 2019

Libyan Interior Minister Praises Morocco's Ongoing Support to his Country’s Stability

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Libyan Interior Minister Praises Morocco's Ongoing Support to his Country’s Stability

Libya's interior minister, Fathi Bashagha, praised on Monday Morocco's ongoing support to the stability of his country, saying that the Skhirat Agreement remains the ideal framework to achieve national reconciliation.

Morocco has always stood on the side of Libyans in a neutral manner and has provided them great support by hosting the Skhirat talks that led to the signing of the Skhirat Agreement, which is an "ideal framework" for reconciliation, Bashagha pointed out at a press briefing following talks with Morocco’s minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Nasser Bourita.

The resolution of the Libyan crisis requires reconciliation not weapons, he noted.

On this occasion, he welcomed efforts made by Morocco, its King and its people, calling on brotherly and foreign countries to provide all the necessary assistance to Libya and to support that country through positive intervention.

These talks focused on security issues and the ways to achieve stability and avoid political and military chaos, in addition to the fight against organized crime, terrorism and illegal emigration.

For his part, Bourita said that discussions provided the opportunity to reaffirm the support of HM King Mohammed VI to efforts aimed at restoring stability in Libya and confirm that Morocco is still standing by the side of its "Libyan brothers" to find a Libyan solution to problems in Libya, on the basis of the Skhirat agreement, which is the only framework that has been unanimously agreed upon by Libyans and to manage the transitional period on the institutional, political and security levels.

The Moroccan minister also highlighted the importance of the security approach in dealing with the Libyan issue, as well as the whole political process in this country.

Libya needs stability and strong security institutions to address the spread of armed and terrorist groups in some parts of the country, he added.

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