The United Nations has highlighted the important work carried out by Morocco in pushing forwards the peace process in Libya. In this regard, the new UN envoy to Libya, Jan Kubis, has had various contacts on the Libyan issue with the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita.
According to a statement from the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Nasser Bourita was one of the first foreign diplomats to receive a phone call from Kubis to discuss the situation in the North African country, which has been experiencing a bloody civil war since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011.
The Bourita-Kubis talks covered the situation in Libya and Morocco’s efforts to facilitate negotiations between the parties to the Libyan conflicts.
The call confirms Morocco’s major role in helping Libyans achieve a solution to their domestic conflict.
One day before Kubis’ call, Bourita received a phone call from the recently-elected Libyan Prime Minister, Abdulhamid Mohammed Dbeibeh, who welcomed Morocco’s support for national reconciliation in Libya.
Morocco hosted several inter-Libyan dialogue sessions in Bouznika, near Rabat, and in Tangier, in northern Morocco, between September and December 2020.
These sessions allowed rival Libyan parliaments to reach several agreements, culminating in the decision to hold national democratic elections on December 24, 2021, and the election of an interim government that will ensure that the next elections take place under optimal conditions.