The Supreme Council of State in Libya welcomed the ceasefire agreement signed Friday in Geneva, stressing that it does not mean recognition of the legitimacy of the forces of retired Major General Khalifa Haftar, while the parties are preparing to start a hypothetical dialogue within the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum under the auspices of the United Nations.
The Supreme Council of State affirmed – in a statement – that it welcomed the agreement, the return of flights and the lifting of force majeure from some oil fields and ports, but at the same time stressed that the agreement does not include the legitimate agreements concluded by the executive authority – that is, the reconciliation government – with Turkey.
The Supreme Council added in its statement that this agreement does not mean in any way an explicit or implicit recognition of the legitimacy of the aggressor force, as described.
In turn, the receptive Congress in Libya welcomed the ceasefire agreement, while affirming its rejection of any political settlement at the expense of “the victims affected by Haftar’s aggression against the Libyan cities.”
In a statement, the pro-government Congress called for the legal prosecution of what it described as the revolutionary and war criminal Khalifa Haftar, against the background of what it described as Haftar’s involvement in crimes against humanity in the cities in which he launched his wars, stressing the need for the safe return of the people of the cities of Benghazi and Derna, and the recovery of all their looted property, according to Recipe.
The Tabu Congress includes members of the Tabu tribes living in the cities and regions of southern Libya, which have wide tribal extensions in Chad and Sudan.
Talks in Morocco
In Morocco, the Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives, Habib Al-Maliki, met in the city of Salé with the speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, Aguila Saleh, where the two parties discussed developments in the Libyan crisis, ways to solve it politically, and bridging views between the Libyan parties.
Al-Maliki said that Morocco adopts positive neutrality and non-interference in internal affairs, indicating that there are other rounds of dialogue between the Libyans that will be organized to translate the gains into facts on the ground.
As for Aqila Saleh, he said that the understandings reached in Bouznika regarding the sovereign positions, are an important step and part of the solution, pointing out that Morocco will play an important role in converging views during the meetings of Libyan delegations in Tunisia.
Aguila Saleh’s visit to Morocco – which included a meeting with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita – comes days after a similar visit by the head of the Supreme Council of State in Libya Khaled al-Mishri, who met a number of Moroccan officials in Rabat.
The Moroccan city of Bouznika witnessed the beginning of this month the second round of the Libyan dialogue negotiations, which resulted in the parties reaching comprehensive understandings regarding Article 15 of the Skhirat Agreement, regarding the criteria for assuming leadership positions in the sovereign institutions.
On the other hand, the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya, Stephanie Williams, announced that the political consultations between the Libyan parties as part of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum process will begin tomorrow, Monday, via video call.
And she added – in a statement – that the direct meeting between the members of the Dialogue Forum will start on November 9th in Tunis.
The mission published 75 names of those who will participate in the meeting via video and Tunis Forum, and they represent the House of Representatives and the Supreme Council of State, in addition to the active political forces outside the two institutions, based on the principles of inclusiveness and geographical, political, tribal and social representation.
The mission stated that the first meeting through visual communication will allow them to be informed of the latest developments in the economic and military tracks, the path of human rights and international humanitarian law, calling on all participants to shoulder their responsibilities before the Libyan people and engage constructively and in good faith in the talks, and to place Libya and the public interest above all considerations. .
The UN mission expressed its hope that the President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, would remain in his position until such time as the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum decided to assign a new executive authority.