Spain welcomes agreement to hold Libya elections in December 2021

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 18 Nov 2020, 01:43 PM
alwasat radio

Spain welcomed the agreement at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunisia to hold presidential and legislative elections on December 24 next year.

Urging the participants in the forum to maintain the spirit of consensus to prepare the elections and other crucial decisions, according to a press statement published by the Libyan Embassy in Madrid on Wednesday.

The Spanish government also appreciated the contribution of the 17 participants in the forum, who announced recommendations to "increase the role of women in Libyan politics."

Renewing praise for the efforts of the Acting Special Envoy of the Secretary-General to Libya, Stephanie Williams, and the UN mission in searching for a political solution that "opens before the Libyan people the horizon of peace, stability and progress within a unified country."

It is noteworthy that the 17 participants in the forum issued a joint statement, in which they demanded that one of the two deputy prime ministers be a woman in the future, “in order to establish and activate the principle of women's participation in decision-making and building the state.

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