Libya: Arab League Council Wants to Stick to Skhirate Agreement

The Arab League Council meeting, held on Wednesday in Cairo at the level of foreign ministers, supported the full implementation of the Skhirate Agreement, which is the only reference for the political settlement in Libya.

In a summit entitled “Developments of the situation in Libya”, issued at the end of its 153rd session, the Council called for a comprehensive political solution to the Libyan crisis, expressing “its support for the full implementation of the Skhirate Agreement as the sole reference for the political settlement in Libya as well as for all the legitimate institutions deriving from this political agreement”.

The Council stressed the need to strengthen the role of the Arab League in order to overcome the remaining difficulties in implementing the Skhirate Agreement, which was signed under the framework of the United Nations.

Furthermore, the Arab Ministers for Foreign Affairs reaffirmed their rejection of all foreign interference in Libya and their commitment to its unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

They stressed the importance of preventing any foreign interference of any kind and from any source that could facilitate the movement of foreign terrorist fighters to Libya or violate international regulations on the weapons embargo.

The Council also expressed its full support for the efforts of the United Nations Mission of Support in Libya (UNMIL) to achieve a settlement of the crisis through the political, military and economic spheres, taking into account the need to advance on all tracks to achieve a comprehensive settlement of the crisis.

On the other hand, the Arab ministers called for the acceleration of the process of talks taking place within the framework of the Joint Military Committee in order to achieve a permanent ceasefire in Libya and to agree on permanent arrangements for its implementation.

Morocco was represented at the meeting by a delegation led by the Minister Delegate to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nezha El Ouafi.

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