Moroccan FM Hails Important Consensus Reached in Bouznika

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On Tuesday, Moroccan Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita, said that a great responsibility is placed on the shoulders of officials of the Libyan Parliament and the High Council of State (HCS) in resolving the Libyan crisis.

In a press conference following the conclusion of the second round of Libyan negotiations, Bourita said that the two Libyan conflicting parties have reached a very important consensus regarding a number of controversial issues, calling for the continuation of negotiations to resolve all outstanding issues in the Libyan crisis.

Bourita announced that the delegations were actively looking for solutions to the Libyan crisis and making good progress, on Monday.

The minister considered the Bouznika talks to be “a positive precedent” that can lead to a final solution to the Libyan crisis.

The Libyan dialogue between delegations from the Tripoli-based High Council of State and the Tobruk-based Parliament began on Friday, October 2.

The first round of discussions took place in Bouznika, from September 6-10. The dialogue led to “important understandings” between the Libyan parties and brought their domestic crisis closer than ever to a final solution.

UN Envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams also commended the parties’ joint efforts and urged them to further share responsibility in finding a lasting resolution to the conflict.

Williams also thanked Morocco, as a mediator to the conflict, for its efforts to facilitate the dialogue between the Libyan parties.