Italy, Jordan agree 'there is no alternative to holding Libyan presidential and parliamentary elections on December 24'

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 06 Oct 2021, 08:22 AM
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Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio discussed with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi, at the Italian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Rome, the most prominent issues in the Mediterranean region, and political and security developments in Libya.

Di Maio affirmed to his Jordanian counterpart, according to a statement published by the Italian Foreign Ministry, his country's commitment to the priorities of supporting the political transition process by holding the December 24 elections and the withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign fighters, according to the Libyan news agency.

The two sides reiterated the position of the Kingdom of Jordan and Italy in support of efforts to end the crisis in Libya, "through a political solution that Libyans agree to, according to the approved road map, and that there is no alternative to holding the presidential and parliamentary elections on schedule."

Earlier on Tuesday, the High National Elections Commission announced the launch of the process of accrediting observers for the elections scheduled for December 24 through its electoral administration offices in all regions of Libya, as part of its preparations for the upcoming entitlement.

Parliament spokesman Abdullah Blehig said that "the election of the House of Representatives will take place thirty days after the election of the country's president."

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