Gulf Cooperation Council reaffirms support for UN to reach a political solution and elections in Libya

Alwasat Staff Wed 06 Dec 2023, 01:45 PM
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The Gulf Cooperation Organization (GCC) affirmed support for the efforts of the United Nations to reach a political solution in Libya, hold elections and unify state institutions to achieve the aspirations of the Libyan people and lay the foundations of security and stability.

The final statement of the 44th GCC summit held in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Tuesday, renewed keenness to ensure Libya's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, and urged the cessation of interference in its internal affairs and the exit of all foreign forces and mercenaries from its territory.

The GCC also welcomed the consensus reached by the 6+6 joint committee formed by the Libyan House of Representatives and the High Council of State during its meetings in Morocco on June 6-7 on the laws regulating the election of the head of state and members of parliament, as "a positive and constructive step towards holding parliamentary presidential elections."

The final statement expressed "concern" over the outbreak of repeated armed clashes in Libya, which "threaten the security and safety of the Libyan people and undermine the stability of the country," and affirmed the position of the GCC states in support of the State of Libya, the political track and the relevant Security Council resolutions.

It called on all parties in Libya to "stop the clashes in a way that ensures de-escalation and bloodshed, and give priority to wisdom, reason and to adopt political dialogue to resolve differences in a way that preserves the supreme interests of the State of Libya and achieves its people's aspirations for development and prosperity."

It also expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the flood victims in eastern Libya.

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