Holding Presidential & Legislative Elections in Libya, Key Process to Meet Libyans’ Aspirations (FM)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, said, here Thursday, that holding presidential and legislative elections is a key process to meet the aspirations of the Libyan people.
Based on its continued positions regarding the situation in Libya as defined by HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco considers that Libya can move towards a political process leading to elections, given the current international and regional context, Bourita underlined at a joint press conference with President of the Libyan High Council of State, Muhammad Meftah Takala, following their talks.
''There is today an opportunity that Libyan institutions and protagonists shall seize to find a solution,'' the minister pointed out, adding that the settlement of the crisis in Libya is between the hands of the Libyans.
In this regard, Bourita noted that in view of the kingdom's balanced relations with all parties, Morocco's role consists of listening and promoting inter-Libyan dialogue, which has been its continued position during talks in Skhirat, Bouznika and Tangier.
In all its initiatives, Morocco always keeps in mind that "the success of the political process depends largely on its progress under the aegis of the United Nations, to guarantee respect for international legality", he said.
Bourita also emphasized that all the kingdom’s initiatives in favor of the Libyans stem from its conviction that the future of the region is linked to the stability of Libya and its return as an acting player in its Maghreb, Arab and African environments, noting that Libya is ''a fulcrum for the future of North Africa and Arab Maghreb regions”.
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