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Leaked: A letter with eight demands the Presidential Council seeks to achieve from the Palermo conference

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – A local media outlet has received an unannounced letter delivered by Tahir Sunni, the political adviser of the Presidential Council, to the Italian government in Rome during a visit accompanied by the Libyan ambassador to the European Union, former ambassador to Italy Hafez Kaddour.

The letter included the Presidential Council (PC) demands to ensure their recommendation at the Palermo conference that will be held next month, including an implicit reference to withdrawing the file of the unification of the Libyan military from Egypt and handing it over to the United Nations.

According to the Libyan Almarsad newspaper, the letter, which was delivered by Sunni in the days prior to Fayez Al-Sarraj’s visit to Rome on October 26, included eight demands. A senior diplomatic source told the Almarsad that PC has asked the Italians to include these demands in the final communique of the Palermo conference on November 15.

The source, who informed the Almarsad of the letter and declined to be named, said that Sunni also called for coordination with them before inviting any Libyan figures to attend the international meeting scheduled for November 12-15.

Letter Text

Introduction

The Libyan issue and its lack of clarity in the future political picture gave an impression of the weakness of the ability of various parties to get out of the crisis before the international community, especially the United Nations Mission to Support Security and Stability in Libya.

The delay by the legislative and advisory bodies (the House of Representatives – the Council of State) to complying with their commitments after the political agreement was the reason for the situation in which Libya is going through. The government, which was born out of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), did not find the right atmosphere to work in order to provide the necessary services to the Libyan citizen.

The Presidential Council is not a party to the Libyan political conflict, but rather a body that is a result of a political agreement to manage the affairs of the state. Its mission is clear in the terms of the Libya Political Agreement. The international parties have been supportive of the Presidential Council and the Government of National Accord.

The conference to be held in Italy is a translation of the support of the international community of the State of Libya under the umbrella of the United Nations Program to support security and stability in Libya, which is an ongoing endeavor to achieve the political stability sought by all Libyans.

Goals and topis

1 – The search for creating an atmosphere of consensus to get out of the political crisis in Libya by inviting various parties to sit and dialogue with the help of the international community.

2 – Supporting the path of political dialogue and ending the division in Libya.

3 – Supporting the program of economic reforms and getting out of the financial crisis facing all state institutions, which in turn was negatively reflected on the service provided to the Libyan citizens.

4 – Calling on both the House of Representatives and the Council of State to respect the outputs of the Libyan Political Agreement and abide by their commitments stipulated in the LPA without any delay.

5. Calling for an end to the division in the state institutions and unify them under the umbrella of the Government of National Accord, as the sole sovereign authority.

6 – Supporting the Presidential Council in the implementation of the security arrangements provided for in the LPA and work against those who hinder their implementation.

7 – Calling on the House of Representatives to expedite the completion of the referendum law and refer it to the High National Elections Commission, with the need to submit a specific timetable of the House of Representatives in the implementation of its commitment before the Libyan people, with the call of all members of the House of Representatives to comply with their duties before the Libyan people.

8. Unification of the military and security institutions under a specific program under the auspices of the United Nations.

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