MFA Nasser Bourita receives the President of the High State Council of Libya

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, received on December 8, 2023 in Rabat, the President of the High State Council of Libya, Mr. Mohamed Miftah Takala.

Durin a joint press conference following their talks, Mr. Nasser Bourita pointed out that holding presidential and legislative elections is a key process to meet the aspirations of the Libyan people.

Mr. Nasser Bourita also underlined that 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, 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, Mr. Nasser 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".

Mr. Nasser 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”.

For his part, Mr. Muhammad Meftah Takala, highly welcomed Morocco's position, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, regarding the Libyan crisis.

Inter-Libyan dialogue rounds held in the Kingdom "have laid the foundations of some institutions and put an end to the bloody conflict between the Libyan brothers", Mr. Takala said.

Mr. Takala, on a working visit to Morocco, underlined that the Libyan High Council of State is confident in "the capacity of the Kingdom of Morocco to advance the political process in Libya".

The Kingdom's balanced position vis-à-vis the various political partners in Libya "completely reassures us about the possibility of achieving positive results during the negotiations held in Morocco", he noted.

The Skhirat agreement is a constitutional document, Takala pointed out, adding that the two dialogue rounds held in Bouznika contributed to building the country's institutions of sovereignty.

In this regard, he said that the 6+6 Joint Committee, made up of the Libyan House of Representatives and the Libyan High Council of State, is tangible proof of the consensus between the Libyan partners to reach electoral laws accepted by all.

The President of the Libyan High Council of State is paying an official working visit to the Kingdom at the head of a delegation from the High Council of State.



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