Libyan Parliament Speaker Hails Ceasefire Agreement in Geneva

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On Saturday, the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Ageela Saleh, who is currently visiting Morocco, said that Rabat has provided Libyans with all available opportunities that aim to reach a solution to the Libyan crisis.

During his meeting with the Moroccan foreign minister, Naser Bourita, Saleh explained that Morocco is not responsible for the Libyan warring parties’ failure to apply the Skhirat Agreement.

He also stated that the recent political agreement reached during the Bouznika negotiations in Morocco last August, is a precedent in the history of inter-Libyan dialogues, especially with regard to the sovereign positions.

Saleh also expressed his support to the ceasefire agreement reached by the parties to the Libyan conflict, the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva.

On his part, the Moroccan Foreign Minister welcomed the Geneva ceasefire agreement, saying it is a very positive development and will greatly contribute to ending the Libyan crisis.

Bourita explained that Saleh’s visit to Morocco comes within the framework of constant communication between the two countries, noting that Rabat always provides all possible support to Libyans.

He stressed that the Libyan talks in Bouznika also constituted a qualitative development because it was held among the Libyans without any external interventions.

Libya’s two main warring factions agreed to a ceasefire on Friday, raising hopes for an end to years of bloody turmoil that have drawn in military forces from Russia, Turkey and other regional powers.

The two sides signed the agreement at the United Nations in Geneva at the end of a weeklong meeting of delegates from the two Libyan warring sides.

The two sides agreed to a complete, countrywide and permanent agreement with immediate effect, said Stephanie Williams, the United Nations acting special envoy who was chairwoman of the most recent talks.