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Libya Parliament Seeks to Work with UN to Form ‘National Unity’ Govt.

Libya Parliament Seeks to Work with UN to Form ‘National Unity’ Govt.

Sunday, 20 October, 2019 - 07:00
Libyan MPs visit the Egyptian parliament. (Libya parliament)

Libyan lawmakers concluded on Saturday a series of meetings in Cairo aimed at forming a liaison committee to work with the United Nations mission in Libya to form a national unity government.

The MPs welcomed all international efforts aimed at resolving the Libyan crisis, reiterating, however, their rejection of attempts to undermine the authority of the parliament, given that it represents the people.

They urged the parliament speaker to kick off discussions with local and external forces to clarify the legislature’s stance, discuss various proposals and initiatives and work on garnering the greatest national consensus over a solution.

This should all culminate in elections “as soon as possible,” they said, while hoping that the parallel parliaments in Libya would eventually be united.

Some 90 lawmakers, including 35 from the western region, visited on Friday the Egyptian parliament where they met with first undersecretary Al-Sayyed al-Sharif and deputy Speaker of the Arab parliament Saadeddine al-Jamal.

In a concluding statement, the lawmakers underscored the unity of Libyan territory, expressing their support for the operation waged by the Libyan National Army to liberate Tripoli from criminal gangs and militias.

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