The Libyan Presidency Council announced that it had set next month a time frame for national reconciliation and the establishment of its own body, while Algeria stressed the need to complete the political solution in Libya.
Yesterday, Sunday, the spokeswoman for the Presidency Council, Najwa Wahiba, said in a press conference that next month will also witness the establishment of the High Commission for Reconciliation. Read also The Washington Post: The deadly legacy of Russian mercenaries in Libya: booby-trapped dolls, toilets and soft drinks After ditching in the east, what prompted Egypt to enter Libya from the west?Le Monde: Greece seeks to exclude Libya from Turkish influence
In this context, the Libyan spokeswoman indicated that forums on national reconciliation will start from Monday, the first of which will be the legal path forum, which will include legal experts, practitioners in the field of reconciliation, and academics from all regions of Libya.
She explained that this forum will set the concepts and features of the work of the High Commission for Reconciliation, and it will be followed by the forums of youth and women leaders, religious leaders, municipal councils, social committees, mayors of municipalities, as well as civil society and academics.
The head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Muhammad al-Manfi, and the head of the national unity government, Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, have repeatedly emphasized since taking office in mid-March of last year, the necessity of establishing comprehensive national reconciliation and rejecting armed conflicts, as well as pledging to work for the success of the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for December 24 / next December.
The political path in Libya
Meanwhile, the Algerian presidency said – yesterday, Sunday – that the visit of Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba to Algeria, which he started on Saturday, represented an opportunity to confirm Algeria’s role in promoting Libyan reconciliation, and to complete the path of a political solution as the only way to guarantee the sovereignty of the Libyan state and its territorial integrity.
During his meeting with Dabaiba at the El Mouradia Palace in the capital, Algeria, Algerian President Abdel Majid Tebboune expressed his country’s readiness to provide technical support to assist the Libyan Ministry of Interior in supporting the plan to secure the upcoming electoral process.
For her part, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Libyan National Unity Government, Najla Al-Manqoush, told Al Jazeera that her country’s authorities are betting on Algeria and Libya restoring their relations to open a new page on the economic front.
Al-Manqoush’s statement came on the sidelines of the opening of the exhibition of products destined for export to Libya, with the participation of the Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Jarad and his Libyan counterpart Abdel Hamid Dabaiba and two high government delegations from both countries.
The head of the Libyan Presidency Council, Mohamed Al-Manfi, met President Kais Saied in the Tunisian capital, as part of a three-day visit that began on Saturday.
In a joint press conference with Saeed, Al-Manfi stressed the need for security cooperation between the two countries during the transitional period and Libya’s exit from chaos. For his part, Saeed affirmed that there is a strong and steadfast will to complete the path that began after assuming the new leadership in Libya.
In turn, the US embassy in Libya announced – yesterday, Sunday – that the US special envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, met in Tunis – Saturday – the head of the Libyan Presidency Council.
The visit of exile to Tunisia comes a week after the visit of Tunisian Prime Minister Hicham El Mechichi to Tripoli.