Arab League welcomes joint Libyan declaration on election highway map

LONDON: The Arab League on Friday welcomed a Libyan joint assertion agreeing to attract a “clear and specified” highway map to carry long-awaited elections.

The assertion was issued by Home of Representatives Speaker Aguila Saleh and Chairman of the Excessive Council of State Khaled Al-Mishri relating to an Egyptian-brokered constitutional doc following their discussions in Cairo on Thursday.

Ahmed Aboul Gheit, secretary-general of the Arab League, expressed his thanks and appreciation for Egypt’s efforts in sponsoring the conferences of the committees involved with the Libyan constitutional course of in Cairo over the previous yr and a half, based on his spokesman Jamal Rushdi.

The conferences enabled the preparation of the doc and its referral to the 2 councils for approval in accordance with their respective methods, he added.

Rushdi stated Aboul Gheit “hopes that this political growth will entail sensible and severe steps resulting in the announcement of a transparent and particular nationwide highway map to finish all obligatory procedures to finish the electoral course of, as it’s crucial demand of the Libyan individuals.”

The secretary-general additionally appealed to all Libyan events to assist the present state of consensus, together with guaranteeing that inclusive nationwide elections are held as quickly as attainable.

Rushdi reaffirmed the Arab League’s assist for “each severe and honest endeavor geared toward reviving the vitality and effectiveness of the political course of in Libya, ending the long-running transitional levels within the nation, establishing a everlasting state of stability, and initiating the method of building, reconstruction and growth.”

On Thursday, the UN Mission in Libya additionally welcomed the joint declaration and stated it strongly inspired the 2 chambers to swiftly attain a whole and last settlement, together with on contentious points, to finalize the steps required to take the nation to inclusive nationwide elections inside a selected time-frame.

“UNSMIL reiterates the obligations of political leaders in Libya to display a real and steady dedication towards reaching a long-lasting peace by constructing on earlier agreements … geared toward resolving the political disaster via elections as quickly as attainable,” it stated on Twitter.

The mission added that it remained able to assist real initiatives geared toward reaching a nationwide consensus towards an inter-Libyan answer “and to the protracted political disaster.”

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