Moroccan PM Reiterates Stance on Libya

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Moroccan Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani reiterated his country’s commitment to help Libya reach a political solution to its crisis.

During his speech before the United Nations General Assembly, El-Othmani said that Morocco hosted meetings between the two Libyan sides in order to reach a peaceful solution between them.

The Moroccan town of Bouznika, south of the capital Rabat, is set to host the second round of talks between Libya’s warring parties. Speaker of the eastern-based Libyan Parliament, Ageela Saleh, and President of the High Council of State (HCS) Khaled Al-Mishri, will likely join the meetings.

The first round of Bouznika talks were attended by delegations from the High Council of State and the Parliament. It ended with compromises over the state’s sovereign positions.

Libya has been divided between two rival authorities in the east, and west of the country. While the Government of National Accord (GNA) is based in the capital Tripoli, Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) controls the east, and south of the country.