UN Libya Envoy Highlights Morocco’s Efforts for Peace in Libya

UN Secretary General personal envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, highlighted Morocco’s role in pushing for a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis.

Salame had briefed Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bouirta on the latest developments in Libya during a phone conversation.

He also commended “the continued interest of the Kingdom of Morocco to support UN actions and joint efforts to achieve peace and security in Libya.”

During her visit to Morocco, Spanish foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said that a solution to the Libyan conflict requires the input of states such as Morocco.

She supported expanding the international coalition on Libya to include Morocco given its weight in the region and its ability to put forward proposals to end the Libyan crisis.

Both Spain and Morocco can offer their experience to fight terrorism and illegal migration to Libya, she said.

Few days ago, on the eve of the Berlin Conference, President Emmanuel Macron of France held phone talks with King Mohammed VI during which Morocco’s contribution to settling the Libyan crisis was highlighted.

The Moroccan King also met with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Emirati Minister of Defense, Mohammed bin Zayed at his Moroccan residence.

The Emirati prince arrived in Morocco from Berlin, where he had participated in the Berlin conference.

Morocco played a leading role in facilitating the UN-brokered talks which resulted in December 2015 in the Skhirate agreement, backed by the Security Council and the international community.

Separately, Morocco expressed through its foreign ministry astonishment after it was not invited to the Berlin meeting.

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