Delegations of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the House of Representatives (HoR) had agreed to reach a “comprehensive political settlement” to end the war in Libya during talks in the coastal Moroccan city of Bouznika, the Maghreb Arabe Press reported on September 9.
In a joint statement, the warring sides said the talks in Bouznika were “positive and constructive,” revealing that important understandings have been reached.
“The talks resulted in important understandings that include setting clear standards to eliminate corruption, stop public money waste and end the state of institutional division … Everyone hopes for good and tangible results that will pave the way for the completion of the comprehensive political settlement process throughout the entire nation,” the statement, which was read by Mohamad Khalifa Najim, a respective of the GNA’s High Council of State, says.
Five members of the High Council of State and five others from the HoR are taking part in Bouznika talks, which started on September 6. The talks are set to end tomorrow.
According to Libyan sources, the two sides are yet to agree on the governor of the Libyan Central Bank, the head of the National Oil Corporation and the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA).
The GNA and the LNA led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and backed by the HoR have been at war with each other for around two years now. The conflict drew a Turkish military intervention in late 2019.
The low-level talks between the GNA and the HoR are witnessing some progress. Wider high-level talks will likely follow to cement the results reached in Bouznika.
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