Dabaiba stresses necessity of ending transitional phase directly and without parallel tracks during meeting with US Ambassador Norland

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 21 Dec 2023, 03:41 PM
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The Prime Minister of Libya's Government of National Unity, Abdulhamid Dabaiba, confirmed his government’s support for holding elections and ending the transitional stages directly, without any parallel tracks on Thursday.

This came during a meeting with the US Ambassador Richard Norland at his office.

Dabaiba stressed that the participation of his government in the meetings coordinated by the UN envoy Abdoulaye Bathily comes with the aim of finding a fair constitutional legal basis that enables the holding of elections.

The meeting also discussed the reconstruction of Derna and the challenges facing the actual start of the project.

Bathily's Briefing

In his briefing to the UN Security Council, the envoy criticized the positions of some Libyan leaders who "remain in place, and did not show a firm commitment to end the political stalemate in the country," noting that they did not "reject the invitation to the five-party meeting directly, but some of them set conditions for participation."

He had previously called on the five main parties in Libya to engage in a preparatory dialogue leading to a five-way summit with the leaders of different factions.

Bathily noted that Presidential Council leader Mohamed Menfi "showed clear support for the success of the dialogue", while Aguila "stipulated that his agenda focused on the formation of a new government, and rejected the participation of Dabaiba".

Dabaiba provided names of representatives for his government, expressing "his readiness to discuss outstanding issues in the electoral laws, but he categorically refused to hold any discussions on changing the government."

While Marshal Khalifa Haftar conditioned his participation on the inclusion of the parliament-appointed government led by Osama Hammad in the dialogue.

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