Morocco reiterates support to UN efforts for resolution of Libyan crisis
The Moroccan government has reiterated its full support to the efforts engaged by the United Nations for the resolution of the Libyan conflict which is threatening the stability of the whole region.
At a joint briefing held Monday in Rabat following his talks with UN envoy for Libya Abdoulaye Bathily, Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita voiced his country’s firm backing to the UN envoy, and stressed Rabat’s readiness to work with him to help Libyans reach a lasting political settlement.
For his part, Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily hailed Morocco’s support to the UN-led political process to solve the Libyan crisis, noting that Morocco and the UN share a common desire to contribute to restoring peace and stability in Libya.
He also renewed UN’s commitment to continue to support Libyans to find a solution to their country’s crisis, affirming that Libya has numerous resources that would help create the condition of prosperity in the country.
The UN official recalled the meetings held in Morocco between rival Libyans in a bid to reach a political solution based on consensus to end inter-Libyan fighting and struggle for power.
Last week, Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily called on all Libyan stakeholders to come together and find ways to overcome their differences so that Libya can – once again – play a leading role as an African-Arab country, as part of the Mediterranean, and as an active member of the United Nations family.
He also urged all international stakeholders including Libya’s neighbors to speak with one voice and step up their support to Libya to help this country to overcome its long-term crisis.
Libya remains unstable since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011. The Country is still divided into two governments and parliaments after the postponement of elections.
The U.N.-backed government in the capital of Tripoli has very loose control over about a third of the country. To the east, Libya is controlled by a renegade general leading what they have called the Libyan National Army, which has tried and failed to topple the government in Tripoli.