Al-Aqouri: Consensus on Libyan government will allow it to prepare for elections

The Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Youssef Al-Aqouri, stressed the need to respect the democratic process and the role of Parliament, which represents the will of the Libyan people to choose a new government headed by Fathi Bashagha that represents all Libyan parties.

These remarks came during Al-Aqouri’s virtual meeting with the US Deputy Ambassador to Libya, Leslie Ordman. He said consensus on the government will qualify it to work on preparing for elections and removing all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, considering that ignoring this consensus will lead to dangerous effects on the democratic path and the peaceful exchange of power.

He stressed the need for the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Libya, Stephanie Williams, to coordinate with the roadmap committee chosen by the House of Representatives to agree on the constitutional basis for presidential and parliamentary elections.

Al-Aqouri pointed to the importance of listening to the views of all regions of Libya, and not being satisfied with a specific region, in addition to giving priority to joint action to take care of the south, which suffers from bad conditions, as he described it, welcoming the continuation of cooperation in the fields of economy, immigration and local development.

The US diplomat pointed out the American keenness to support stability in Libya, the need for coordination and exchange of views, and that priority should be given to organizing elections and preparing the appropriate conditions for their success in accordance with the constitutional rule.

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