While the Libyans await the launch of the Libyan Dialogue Forum in Tunisia, as a final result of the outcomes of the Berlin Conference held last January, the UN envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, revealed the most important challenges to be adopted in this forum.
Unification of power and holding of elections
Acting Head of the United Nations Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, said that the aim of the Tunis Dialogue Forum is to hold elections that enable Libyans to choose their representatives through democratic methods, to create a unified executive authority, and to agree on a constitutional and legal rule to hold elections in a format that suits the stage and its challenges.
In the same context, the round of political dialogue in “Montreux”, Switzerland, last September, under the auspices of the United Nations, had agreed to reconstitute the Presidential Council into a president, two deputies, and a separate government, ending with elections within a maximum period of 18 months.
While the delegations of the Supreme Council of State and the Tobruk Parliament reached understandings regarding Article 15 of the Skhirat Agreement regarding the criteria for assuming sovereign positions, after two rounds of talks that were hosted by the Moroccan city of Abo zniqa, the last of which was last October.
Social and economic demands
Williams added that the unified executive authority must work to ensure the provision of vital public services during this difficult time facing Libyans and to create a climate of national reconciliation through confidence-building measures.
Those meeting in the course of the economic dialogue that the mission started since February had agreed to unify the economic and financial institutions, including the Central Bank, according to what was stated in Williams’ press conference following the signing of the ceasefire agreement at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva last October.
And after the agreement of the military committee in Ghadames, and the subsequent opening of all airports between Libyan cities and the increase in the rate of oil production to more than one million barrels, the Libyans are looking forward to the full implementation of what was agreed upon and the ousting of all mercenaries from the country, while ensuring the continued pumping of oil.
Seize the opportunities
In a related context, “Williams” called the meeting to take advantage of this opportunity in order to achieve the aspirations of the Libyan people to live in peace, security, prosperity and stability, and to enjoy a country that guarantees transparency and accountability, and protects human rights.
These statements from the UN envoy came after the conclusion of the fifth round of the 5 + 5 Joint Military Committee meetings in the city of Ghadames on the 3rd of November, which works to implement the provisions of the Geneva Agreement in order to lift the suffering of the citizen.