Libya’s Head of the High Council of State, Khaled Al Meshri, said that efforts are being made by Morocco, under the auspices of King Mohammed VI, to advance diplomatic efforts to solve the Libyan crisis.
He stated in a telephone interview, via the Moroccan “Medi 1 TV” channel, that he is ready to meet with all the other disputing parties especially to meet with the speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, Aguila Saleh, in Morocco, in order to advance the dialogue between the various Libyan parties.
Al-Meshri touched on his recent visit to Morocco, late last month, saying that “I visited Morocco, and I expressed my readiness to meet with the other parties on the condition that this meeting is public,” adding that “Morocco embraced the Political Agreement, and it has no negative interference in Libya.”
“All parties trust that the Moroccan leadership wants to reach a solution, and not achieve the interests of one party at the expense of another,” he added.
He added that his last visit to Morocco coincided with a visit by Saleh as well, stressing his readiness to meet with him, provided that the meeting is public, and with international guarantees.
On July 26, the Libyan Speaker of Parliament, Saleh, made an official visit to Morocco, where he met his Moroccan counterpart Habib al-Maliki, before announcing in a joint conference with “Al-Maliki” that he had submitted an initiative to Morocco.
In the meantime, Al Meshri, who was also conducting an official visit to Morocco too at the same time, stressed that the Skhirat Agreement signed in 2015 is the main reference for any political solution.
Informed sources believed that there is no way to hold a meeting soon between Al Mashri and Saleh who refuses to hold public talks, according to local media reports.
Libya has been going through an ongoing political and military crisis, since 2011. Where power is currently contested by two parties, namely: The Government of National Accord, led by Fayez al-Sarraj, and the second party, the interim government, which is supported by the House of Representatives in Tobruk under the chairmanship of Saleh.