Bourita meets with UN SG’s special envoy for Libya

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita, had a telephone interview with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis, on the preparations for the Berlin II conference, scheduled for June 23, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced on Friday.

According to a UNSMIL statement, these discussions are part of a series of consultations that the UN envoy has been conducting for several days with “influential parties at the national and international levels” as part of the preparations for the Berlin II Conference on Libya.

During this meeting, the two parties discussed “complementary efforts to move forward on the road to the implementation of the roadmap, adopted by the Inter-Libyan Dialogue Forum, in particular the aspects relating to the holding of elections and the achievement of a breakthrough in the choice of holders of positions of sovereignty, ”said the same source.

According to the same source, the Head of UNSMIL, during his interviews with these influential parties in Libya and at the international level, insisted on the imperative of holding a global presidential and parliamentary election on December 24. and the start of the operation to withdraw mercenaries and foreign forces from Libya.

In this regard, the UN official had talks with the Libyan Prime Minister, Abdulhamid Dabaiba and the commander of the “Libyan Arab Armed Forces”, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, as well as with senior German, Emirati, Maltese and Russian officials. and Turkish.

Recently, the UN had praised the “constructive role” of Morocco which has contributed since the beginning of the Libyan crisis to the efforts aimed at reaching a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Libya.

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“Since the beginning of the Libyan crisis, the Kingdom of Morocco has played a constructive role and contributed to the efforts of the United Nations aimed at reaching a peaceful resolution to the Libyan conflict”, underlined Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the Secretary-General. United Nations in a recent press statement.

“The Libyan political agreement signed in 2015 in Skhirat testifies to Morocco’s resolute commitment to find a solution to the Libyan crisis alongside the United Nations,” he said.

“We are convinced that this latest Moroccan initiative will have a positive impact on the UN facilitation of the Libyan dialogue,” 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 held recently in Bouznika between the delegations of the Libyan Parliament and the High Council of State.

SL (with MAP)

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