The United Nations Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salamé said he is optimistic with the “peaceful and constructive consultations on Libya’s future.”
Just days before the announcement of the position of the Libyan Chamber of representatives (Parliament) on the latest amended version of the political agreement in conformity with the road map proposed by the UN mission, Salamé urged the Libyan parties to put an end to violence and not resort to provocative speech.”
The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General to Libya Ghassan Salamé said that he recently informed the Security Council on the situation in the country since his appointment, welcoming “ongoing peaceful and constructive consultations on Libya’s future.” The re-launch of the political process gave “a new impetus,” he added.
Salamé highlighted the progress of the process of implementation of the action plan, citing the holding of two sessions of the joint drafting committee, made up of members of the chamber of representatives and the High State Council, to agree on the amendments to introduce to the Libyan political agreement.
In this regard, the UN special envoy announced the holding, in April, of a national conference bringing together “all the Libyan stakeholders” for the adoption of a national charter, adding that the possibility of its holding in Libya is currently being examined.
As part of the neighbouring countries’ efforts for the settlement of the crisis in Libya, the minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel and his Egyptian and Tunisian counterparts, respectively Sameh Choukri and Khemaies Jihnaoui reiterated last Wednesday, in Cairo, their countries’ consistent positions and the principles that guide their joint action for the support of the efforts aimed at settling the Libyan crisis, reaffirming their commitment to dialogue and political agreement as the only way out of the crisis in the country.
The tripartite meeting which took place in Algiers last June allowed reviewing the latest developments in the country and examining the factors that could lead to a fast settlement of the crisis as part of the Libyan political agreement, signed on 17 December 2015.
During their meeting in Cairo as part of the Algeria-Tunisia-Egypt tripartite initiative, the three foreign ministers reiterated in the “draft” Declaration of Cairo for the settlement of the crisis in Libya, the countries’ consistent positions and the principles that guide their joint action for the support of the efforts aimed at settling the Libyan crisis, notably the preservation of Libya’s unity and stability and its territorial integrity, the commitment to dialogue and the Libyan political agreement as the only solution to the crisis, rejecting any form of foreign interference or resort to the military option.