The United Nations on Monday hailed Morocco’s role in efforts to reach a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Libya.
Spokesman for the Secretary General of the United Nations, Stéphane Dujarric, underlined a “constructive role” of the kingdom. “The Libyan political agreement signed in 2015 in Skhirat demonstrates Morocco’s strong commitment to finding a solution to the Libyan crisis alongside the United Nations,” he said in a statement.
“We are convinced that this latest Moroccan initiative will have a positive impact on the UN’s facilitation of political dialogue held and led by Libyans,” the spokesperson added.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres “supports all initiatives that would advance and complement ongoing peace efforts” for the resolution of the Libyan crisis, said his spokesperson in New York to the Libyan dialogue which began Sunday in Bouznika between the delegations of the Libyan Parliament and the High Council of State.
The sessions of the Libyan dialogue bring together the delegations of the High Council of State and the Parliament of Tobruk, with the objective of maintaining the ceasefire and opening negotiations to put an end to the conflicts between the Libyan protagonists.
The Libyan dialogue comes a few weeks after the visit to Morocco of the President of the Libyan High Council of State, Khaled Al Mechri and the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aguila Saleh, at the invitation of the President of the Moroccan House of Representatives.
It also follows the visit to the kingdom of the Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) ad interim, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Stéphanie Williams, as part of the consultations that it leads with the Libyan parties, as well as with regional and international partners in order to find a solution to the Libyan crisis.