Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Tuesday that any efforts to address the Libyan crisis will not succeed without stopping the interventions that have become exposed and announced.
Aboul Gheit stressed the necessity of putting an end to the continuous systematic recruitment of weapons, military equipment and foreign fighters into Libya, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, and in contrast to what the parties involved in the process agreed upon in Berlin.
Aboul Gheit affirmed that the successive and important developments in Libya could bring it closer to putting an end to the state of division that it suffers from.
Aboul Gheit’s assertion came during his speech before the UN Security Council session on cooperation between the Council and the Arab League via virtual meeting.
In his word, Aboul Gheit pointed out that the Arab and international parties concerned with the crisis in this important Arab country were able to accompany the Libyan parties towards reaching an integrated political settlement of the crisis.
Aboul Gheit expressed the Arab League’s hope that Libya passes the transitional phase with presidential and legislative elections that lead to the installation of permanent authority and institutions.
The head of the Arab League stated that with the launch of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum under the auspices of the UN mission, the resumption of oil production and export operations throughout the Libyan territories, and other steps taken to address the economic challenges that enshrined the state of division and complicated the settlement efforts between the Libyan parties, Libya is at an important turning point.
Aboul Gheit continued to clarify that the Libyan people are looking forward to the completion of these entitlements, with the importance of initiating the implementation of the provisions of the ceasefire agreement, including the removal of all forces and foreign mercenaries from all Libyan lands, in accordance with the timeframes stipulated in the agreement