March 28, 2023

Foreign Minister Nasser Burita said on Monday that the issue of legitimacy in Libya can only be resolved through presidential and parliamentary elections.

This became known at a joint press conference in Rabat, where Burita met with the UN Ambassador to Libya, Abdullah Batili, who arrived in Morocco on an indefinite visit.

Burita said: “The issue of legitimacy in Libya can only be resolved through presidential and parliamentary elections, in accordance with which the Libyan people will choose the authorities for political governance in the country.”

Burita deplored the presence of “some obstacles in the way of preparations for these elections”, expressing hope “to agree on holding elections as soon as possible, thanks to the wisdom of the Libyans and international and international efforts.”

Burita called for coherent management of the transition in Libya “through institutions that are preparing for elections, whether legislative or executive.”

Libya is governed by two governments, the first, led by Bashaga, appointed by the House of Representatives in Tobruk, to the east of the country, and the second, recognized by the United Nations, which is the government of Dabaiba, which refuses to surrender except to a government that comes through a newly elected parliament .

For his part, Batili said his visit to Rabat was part of helping Libya’s stability, noting that “Libya’s neighboring countries play a big role in helping to find a solution.”

During a press conference, a UN spokesman noted that “Libyans are keen to find stable and credible institutions to open the door to stability.”

Libya has been plagued by armed conflict for years, which the United Nations is seeking to resolve by sponsoring negotiations, which are still deadlocked, between the House of Representatives and the state (deliberative parliament) to agree on a constitutional basis for holding parliamentary and presidential elections.

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