UAE Welcomes Libya’s Election Law Agreement


The United Arab Emirates strongly welcomed the announcement by the Libyan 6 + 6 Joint Committee, for the preparation of Electoral Laws.

The Committee, which is mandated by the Libyan Parliament and the High Council of State (HCS), agreed on laws regulating Presidential and Parliamentary elections scheduled for the end of this year.

The announcement was made at the conclusion of the Committee’s meetings in the Moroccan city of Bouznika.

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) commended the efforts of the Kingdom of Morocco for the success of the dialogue, and the important agreements reached to achieve a political settlement in Libya. The Ministry expressed the UAE’s keenness for Libyan parties to “formally sign the electoral laws as soon as possible as an important step to end the crisis and enhance security and stability in Libya.”

Members of the Committee announced that they had reached an agreement on electoral laws, pending the signing of the agreement by the Heads of Parliament and HCS.

In a press conference from Bouznika in Morocco, the Head of the Parliamentary delegation of the Committee, Jalal Al-Shuwaidi explained that they had completed laws on the Presidential elections and the National Assembly in its two chambers. They are now awaiting the presence of Parliament and HCS Speakers, Ageela Saleh and Khaled Al-Mishri, for the final decision on these laws.

Al-Shuwaidi confirmed that the Committee “was not subjected to pressure or interference from Morocco or from abroad,” expressing his thanks to the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting the committee’s meetings over the past ten days, and his appreciation for its efforts in support of Libya.

In turn, the head of the HCS delegation at the Committee, Omar Boulifa, indicated that the laws “allow everyone to run, and do not exclude anyone from participating in the elections, nor are they characterized by exclusivity and exclusion, as he described it.”

Boulifa stated that “all points of contention were finalized and agreed upon, the law for the elections of the National Assembly and the President of the State was agreed upon, and everything they accomplished was signed with free Libyan will. “