The UN highlights Morocco’s contribution to the transition to peace in Libya

The United Nations has highlighted the important work carried out by Morocco in order to develop the peace process in the Libyan nation. In this sense, the United Nations envoy to Libya, Jan Kubis, has maintained different contacts on the Libyan issue with the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita.

According to an official note from the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Nasser Bourita was one of the first foreign diplomats to receive a phone call from Kubis to analyze the situation of the North African country that has been experiencing a bloody civil war since it fell. the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011; a conflict in which the Government of National Accord, led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and based in Tripoli, and the other eastern Tobruk Executive supported by Marshal Jalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army have faced each other in recent years.

The Libyan confrontation had turned into a conflict involving various foreign powers with interests in the Mediterranean arc and in the resources of Libya, a country rich in oil.

Thus, the Government of National Accord has the military support of Turkey, even with the dispatch of paid mercenaries from Syria and linked to groups linked in the past with jihadist entities (as various analysts have assured), and with political support and Qatar’s financier, as various media have pointed out. For its part, the Libyan National Army has been receiving support from Russia (also sending mercenaries, as various experts have pointed out), France, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

The UN envoy held various telephone conversations in recent hours with diplomats from all the countries that participated in the Libyan peace process; and during the dialogue between Bourita and Kubis they spoke about the situation in Libya and Morocco’s efforts to facilitate negotiations between the Libyan parties in conflict, as reported by the Morocco World News. This confirms the fundamental role of the Moroccan kingdom in helping the Libyans to achieve a solution to their internal conflict.

The Libyan war seems likely to end after the political and military talks that took place in Morocco, Egypt and Switzerland, in which both sides, under international mediation from countries such as Morocco and entities such as the UN, approached positions; and especially after the election of a Libyan interim government that will ensure that the next elections take place under optimal conditions. This Executive has a new interim Prime Minister like Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, a businessman who has good ties with Turkey; in addition to the notable figure of Mohammad Younes Menfi as president of the Council of the Presidency.

Just before the contacts between Kubis and Bourita, the Alawite Foreign Minister received a phone call from the newly elected Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who welcomed Morocco’s support for national reconciliation in Libya.

In recent months, Morocco hosted several meetings between warring Libyan factions that allowed rival parliaments to reach various agreements, culminating in the decision to hold democratic national elections on December 24, 2021 and the election of an interim government.

Morocco hosted three dialogue sessions between the different Libyan parties in Bouznika, near Rabat, between September and November 2020. Tangier, in northern Moroccan territory, also organized a consultative meeting just after the Libyans agreed on the date to hold elections.

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