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

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MFA Nasser Bourita receives the President of the Libyan High Council of State
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, received on September 21, 2021 in Rabat, the President of the Libyan High Council of State, Mr. Khaled Meshri.

Respecting the presidential and legislative electoral calendar, scheduled for December 24, is the only solution to get out of the crisis in Libya, pointed out Mr. Bourita at a joint press conference with the president of the Libyan High Council of State, Khaled Mechri, following bilateral talks.

He added that the legitimacy crisis in Libya as well as the duality and multiplicity of institutions could only be resolved through a democratic exercise in which all Libyans must be associated.

Morocco has always considered the Libyan High Council of State as an important element in any political process to get out of the Libyan crisis, he said, noting that Mechri's visit to Morocco is an opportunity to discuss the political process in Libya, its evolution and the obstacles that may hinder it.

The minister reported a significant progress on the way to ensure the success of the presidential and legislative elections in Libya in terms of legal references and the institutions in charge of holding these elections, in addition to international support for the electoral process, emphasizing the need for all Libyans and all institutions to adhere to these references so that the operation can take place under the best possible conditions.

The stability of the executive institutions resulting from the Libyan political dialogue is essential for the success of these elections within the time limits set out, he added.

Morocco supports the stability of executive institutions in Libya and institutions resulting from a political agreement, such as the House of Representatives and the High Council of State, said Mr. Bourita, adding that the expectations of Libyans can only be achieved through a stable Executive resulting from the Libyan political dialogue.

Morocco will continue, in accordance with the High Instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, to play its role to promote dialogue between Libyan stakeholders with the objective of reaching compromises that will ensure the conduct of elections under the best conditions and to help Libya to get out from the institutional crisis so as to serve its citizens and achieve stability and security, the minister concluded.

The President of the Libyan High Council of State, Khaled Mechri welcomed Morocco's efforts in reconciling the points of view of the Libyan stakeholders in addition to the Kingdom's will to reach a political consensus with a view to resolving the Libyan crisis.

He added that the High Council of State strongly insists on holding the parliamentary and presidential elections on December 24, assuring all candidates of its commitment to neutrality and independence.

In this regard, he affirmed that the Libyan High Council seeks guarantees concerning the acceptance of the elections' results, including the presidential election, in addition to guarantees to ensure safe conduct of legislative elections, in order to allow the executive to perform its duties.

The Libyan High Council of State is a key partner in the drafting of laws on the electoral process and seeks to reach consensus with the House of Representatives in this respect, he said, emphasizing that the areas of disagreement are specific and that a consensus can be reached soon.

Mr. Mechri hopes the executive will be able to ensure optimal conditions for the conduct of these elections and make the necessary preparations in terms of logistics and security.

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