Libya’s Interior Minister: December Elections Represent Only Real Way Forward


On Thursday, Libya’s Interior Minister, Khaled Mazen stressed that holding the upcoming December elections on time, is the only real way to rebuild a stable and secure state.

This came during a meeting with a Swiss delegation consisting of the Assistant Foreign Minister for Migration Affairs, the Director of International Affairs at the State Secretariat for Migration, and representatives from the Swiss Ministry of Justice.

During the meeting, Mazen emphasised the importance of holding the elections, scheduled for 24 December 2021 as planned. He confirmed that his ministry would be an important and effective partner in securing the electoral process, through the deployment of more than 30,000 security forces nationwide.

The minister also praised the efforts of the 5 + 5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) to open the Coastal Road, which links the western and eastern parts of the country.

In addition, the Minister thanked the Government of Switzerland for its commitment to the Convention on the Protection of Migrants, and pointed to the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation. In turn, the Swiss delegation stressed the importance of enhancing relations between the two countries in a way that meets the aspirations of the two peoples.