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Libyan Dialogue Resumes in Tangier

Libyan Dialogue Resumes in Tangier

Tuesday, 1 December, 2020 - 06:30
Libyan officials meet in Tangier on Monday. (MAP)

A new round of Libyan dialogue kicked off in the Moroccan city of Tangier on Monday.

The talks are being held between the High Council of State, based in Tripoli, and the Tobruk parliament, based in the east.

The latest discussions are focusing on the issue of sovereign positions in the hope of reaching an agreement that can then be proposed before parliament for a vote.

Asharq Al-Awsat learned that the talks will continue until Tuesday.

Lawmakers, meanwhile, are set to convene in the Libyan city of Ghadames on Wednesday, in the first ever meeting between them after years of disputes.

Meanwhile, member of the High Council of State, Abdulqader al-Hweily said parties meeting in Tangier are seeking to push forward dialogue in order to resolve the Libyan crisis.

MP Hammad al-Obeidy expressed his optimism that the Tangier meeting will yield positive results, noting that it is being held after previous rounds of talks in Tunisia that he described as “complicated”.

He added that both sides have expressed “very similar” positions this time around, expecting that they will reach results that will facilitate future rounds of talks.

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