The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, held a telephone conversation Thursday with the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, to discuss the latest political developments in Libya and arrangements for holding the National Forum in the coming weeks.
The Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Ambassador Mahmoud Afifi, said that "Aboul Gheit and Salamé reviewed the preparations and arrangements carried out by the UN mission to organize and hold the National Forum during the upcoming weeks."
He pointed out that the two parties "agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation between the Arab League and the United Nations to accompany Libyan parties and encourage them to shoulder their responsibilities in order to complete the political process and pave the political and legal ground before holding a referendum on the constitution and completing the legislative and presidential elections."
The Spokesman noted that "the communication also addressed the need to support all existing efforts and arrangements to stabilize security and stability in the various Libyan regions, consolidate Libyan institutions and support the reforms approved by the Presidential Council."
The UN envoy is intensifying his local and regional efforts in preparation for the forthcoming national forum, which observers consider a new chapter on which everyone is betting Libya will emerge from a crisis that has been ongoing on for years.