Parliament Speaker Visits Morocco to Enhance Coordination on His Initiative for Ending Libyan Crisis


On Sunday, the speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Ageela Saleh, paid an official visit to Morocco, accompanied with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulhadi al-Hweij, to discuss his peace initiative that aims at settling the escalating conflict in Libya amid a lack of consensus to end rising tensions in the region, according to the Moroccan’s state news agency.

During the visit, Ageela Saleh will hold talks with his Moroccan counterpart Habib El Malki and other senior officials.

On April 23rd, the Libyan Speaker launched a political initiative to end the Libyan crisis, which enjoyed local and international support.

Saleh announced an eight-point political initiative based on restructuring the current Presidential Council (PC) that comes from the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat in December 2015, in addition to redrafting the constitution.

The Libyan Speaker was received upon arrival by his Moroccan counterpart and a number of Moroccan senior officials, in addition to the Libyan Ambassador to Morocco, Abdelmajid Saif Al-Nasr.

Ageela Saleh is scheduled to hold talks with his Moroccan counterpart and a number of senior officials in Morocco to discuss all possible ways to end the Libyan crisis and achieve security and stability in Libya and the region, according to a press statement from the Libyan Parliament.

Saleh is one of the active politicians engaged in talks over the situation in Libya and has called for a political solution to end the crisis. He supports the formation of a Presidential Council and the holding of legislative and presidential elections.

Saleh also supports an Egyptian intervention in the conflict if forces allied with the Government of National Accord (GNA) attack Sirte, a city at the centre of Libya’s Mediterranean coastline. Morocco, however, is opposed to any foreign intervention in the conflict.

Morocco has long condemned foreign interventions in the Libyan conflict, stressing that such interventions have had an undesirable impact on the ground.