International community hails outcome of Libyan dialogue in Morocco

Morocco’s efforts to facilitate inter-Libyan dialogue that were crowned by the meeting convened in Bouznika September 6-10 and that gathered delegations from the Tripoli-based Libyan High Council of State and the Tobruk-based Libyan House of Representatives were commended by the international community.

The negotiations aimed to help solve the Libyan crisis have actually reached a “comprehensive agreement” on sovereignty positions.

 

In this vein, top officials from across the world, including from countries that are involved in the Libyan conflict, such as Russia and Turkey, have called Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Nasser Bourita, to hail the Bouznika Libyan dialogue and its outcome deemed positive.

Bourita’s phone call with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, tackled the results of the Libyan dialogue in Morocco, as well as recent developments in the Libyan crisis.

 

The two ministers also discussed bilateral relations and the upcoming 8th meeting of the Morocco-Russia intergovernmental commission, set to take place on December 2 in Moscow.

 

For his part, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu, also applauded Morocco’s initiative to host the Libyan dialogue.

 

In his phone call with Bourita, Cavusoglu “hailed Morocco’s efforts in Libya,” Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported.

 

In addition to the Russian and Turkish FMs, Bourita had a telephone conversation with the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale.

 

The call centered on Morocco-US bilateral relations, but also issues of common interest in Africa and the Maghreb, most notably the Libyan crisis.

 

The US had previously welcomed the Moroccan initiative through its embassies in Rabat and Tripoli.

 

“The US Embassy shares the UN’s confidence that Libyan talks in Morocco will have a positive impact on UN-facilitated and Libyan-led political dialogue,” wrote the US Embassy in Tripoli on September 8.

 

“Congratulations to Morocco for its efforts to host the Libyan Dialogue in Bouznika in support of UN-led political dialogue,” added the US Embassy in Morocco.

 

The Moroccan Foreign Minister also held talks over the phone with High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, on recent developments in the Libyan dossier.

 

The EU is among the international entities that expressed full satisfaction with Morocco’s efforts to broker a lasting understanding between Libya’s conflicting factions.

 

These include the UN, the African Union, the Arab League, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, and Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization, which has underlined that the outcome of the Libyan Dialogue represents a roadmap for the settlement of the Libyan crisis.

 

Over the past few days, Jordan, France, Qatar, Belgium, Bahrain, Spain, Italy, Kuwait, Japan, and Canada have all welcomed Morocco’s efforts to help solve the Libyan crisis.

 

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