The Address | Benghazi – Libya
RABAT – The Speaker of the Libyan parliament, Aguila Saleh, and his Moroccan counterpart, Habib Al-Maliki, signed an agreement for parliamentary cooperation in various fields on Monday.
This came after discussions held by Saleh today with Al-Maliki at the headquarters of the Moroccan parliament in Rabat, regarding the implications of the Libyan crisis on the region, and the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries, according to Saleh’s media advisor Hamid Al-Safi.
Speaking to the Libyan News Agency, Al-Safi said that the talks centered around the peace initiative launched by Saleh to end the Libyan crisis, which was backed by the Cairo Declaration.
Saleh said during a press conference that he came to Morocco to involve it in ending the crisis, proposing his initiative to form a presidential council with a president and two deputies representing the three regions of Libya, and a government separate from the council that paves the way for the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections.
For his part, the Speaker of the Moroccan parliament, Al-Maliki, said that Morocco is “studying the recent Libyan parliamentary initiative and we sincerely hope that it will be a way out of this crisis.”
He stressed that “the parliament is the only institution currently elected in Libya,” expressing “support for the parliament and all initiatives aimed at restoring and stabilizing security in the Libyan country.”
He stated that “the Libyan crisis has repercussions for the security and stability of the whole region” and that “Libya’s security is part of the security and stability of the whole region.”
Al-Maliki explained that “terrorist networks, armed groups and irregular migration are affecting Libya in various ways.”
He stated that “the recent initiative of the House of Representatives will open new horizons in order to reach a final solution, and that dialogue and bridging views is the key to Libya’s restoration of its stability and security.”