Moroccan FM: Libya’s 6+6 Joint Committee has Reached Consensus on Electoral Laws

Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita
Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita

Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita announced that Libya’s 6+6 Joint Committee has reached a consensus on the laws of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

In a press conference held in Morocco, Bourita noted that the final document will be signed in the coming days. “Once again, the Libyan brothers prove that if they are given the opportunity, they can give priority to Libya’s interests, and they can reach important agreements,” he said.

The Committee was formed in March by six members each from the Libyan Parliament and the High Council of State (HCS), to prepare the electoral laws.

Bourita considered the step as an important milestone in the path of the Libyan crisis, explaining that this “dialogue made it possible to reach important consensuses regarding the organization of elections.”

He stressed that Morocco is “fully convinced that the solution in Libya must be Libyan and through holding elections.”

“The text of the agreement, whatever it is, if it is not accompanied by a political will, remains a text. Without the political will, we fear that the agreement will be like other agreements that have not been implemented on the ground,” the Moroccan FM said.

On Tuesday, a member of the 6+6 committee from the HCS, Fathallah Al-Sariri, announced that the final agreement draft on electoral laws has been signed in Bouznika, Morocco.

The committee began talks in Bouznika with the goal of drafting laws to organize legislative and Presidential elections in 2023. In accordance with a roadmap announced by UN Special Envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily at the end of February.

The announcement of the signing of the final agreement draft on electoral laws is a significant step towards organizing nationwide elections, which is seen as a crucial phase in the stabilization of Libya and the solidification of its democratic processes.