Arab Parliament Urges for Political Solution to Libya’s Crisis

The Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Adel Abdulrahman Al-Assoumi
The Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Adel Abdulrahman Al-Assoumi

The Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Adel Abdulrahman Al-Assoumi affirmed the necessity for resolving the Libyan crisis, through a political solution. This came during a session held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in Cairo, on Saturday.

Al-Assoumi called for “setting a framework for the role that could be played during the coming period to resolve the Libyan crisis.” The session also discussed developments in Arab water and food security issues, climate change, and its effects on the countries of the region. As well as following up on all issues of concern regarding women and youth in the Arab world.

The political situation in Libya is growing more complex, as the various parties have failed to reach an agreement on the constitutional basis for elections. The dispute increased, as there are again two rival governments in the country. This has threatened to prolong the institutional division in Libya.

Last year, the Government of National Unity (GNU) headed by Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, failed to hold the Presidential and Parliamentary elections, which were scheduled for December 2021.

The United Nations Mission (UNSMIL) also failed to take action against Dbaiba, despite the PM violating his pledges that he would not run in the elections.

Earlier this month, Al-Assoumi held talks with the UN Envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily. He affirmed the Arab Parliament’s “firm stance to support all efforts aimed at preserving the full sovereignty of Libya, and its national unity.”

The Speaker also reiterated the Parliament’s support for all efforts made by the United Nations to end the Libyan crisis. He voiced hope that Bathily would be able to achieve positive progress in this path, given his long experience in resolving many crises at the regional and international level
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