Skhirat agreement to end Libyan crisis if all parties committed: Moroccan FM

The Skhirat agreement would be effective to end the Libyan political crisis only if all rival parties were committed to it, said Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita.

This came at a joint press conference held in Rabat between Bourita and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, who arrived in Morocco Saturday for a one-day visit.

On April 19, Jumaa al-Qamati, personal envoy of the head of the Government of the National Accord (GNA), Faiez al-Sarraj, said during his meeting with Bourita that the Skhirat agreement remains the basis for any political solution in Libya as it aims to end the transitional phase by holding elections and establishing a democratic state.

Under the agreement signed in Morocco in 2015, a Presidency Council where the commander of the army and the heads of both Libyan governments and the House of Representatives would be members was formed. They also agreed to form a unified Libyan army and dissolve all militant groups.

However, the Libyan National Army (LNA) does not recognise the agreement as LNA General Commander Khalifa Haftar announced in December 2017 the end of the Libyan Political Agreement.

“The military institution will not submit to any party unless it has gained its legitimacy from the Libyan people,” Haftar said, referring to the Libyan parliament, which opposes the Presidency Council and supports the LNA.


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