Libyan stability hinges on December elections- Moroccan FM says

Morocco’s foreign minister said only Libyans can achieve between themselves a political solution through elections next December.

Speaking following talks with Speaker of the Libyan parliament Aguila Saleh in Rabat Thursday, Bourita reiterated Morocco’s position in support of an inter-Libyan political solution to the crisis in the Maghreban country and added that international conferences including Berlin meetings were of no help.

“The solution to the Libyan conflict is not to be found in Berlin,” said Bourita after Morocco rejected to attend the second Berlin conference on the war-torn north African country.

Morocco has been at loggerheads with Germany over its position on the Sahara issue and its disregard by excluding Rabat from the first Berlin conference.

Morocco has played a key role in mediating between the Libyan parties for a political solution and considers the Skhirate agreement as a basis that can be updated to help achieve lasting peace in the country.

“Morocco believes that the solution will come from the Libyan people rather than a foreign party,” said Bourita.

Libyan Parliament Speaker, for his part, highlighted Morocco’s efforts since 2015 to mediate without interfering in order to reach a political solution in the country.

“We are aware of Morocco’s influence and its regional, Arab and international roles,” Saleh said.

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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network