Moroccan FM: Libyan Parties Close to Agreement


The Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita, confirmed that the Libyan parties are close to reaching a compromise on Article 15 of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). This is outlined in the 2015 Skhirat agreement, with regards to the sovereign institute positions.

“We hope to sign a comprehensive agreement between the Libyan parties in Bouznika soon,” Bourita said. This is the second round of peace talks being held in Morocco, between delegations from the Tripoli-based High Council of State (HCS), and eastern-based Libyan Parliament.

Bourita stated that the peace talks have come at a critical time, due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. He added that it aims to find a political solution to the conflict and pointed out that Morocco is acting under the umbrella of the United Nations. Bourita attributed the success of the Bouznika talks to the participating parties, and the support of the international community.

The FM said that dialogue and meetings between the parties, could push for a “definitive solution” in Libya. He also reiterated Rabat’s neutral position regarding the conflict. “Morocco seeks only to help Libyans enjoy their fundamental rights, and defend the sovereignty of the state,” he said.