Mohamed Takala and Aguila Saleh seek ‘Libya-Libya’ solution at Cairo meeting
The President of Libya’s High Council of State and the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk agreed Wednesday to continue consultations on the country’s political crisis.
Mohamed Takala and Aguila Saleh met in the Egyptian capital Cairo, according to a statement from the High Council of State’s media office.
During the meeting, they reached an agreement to continue consultations on the political crisis with the aim of achieving a “Libya-Libya” solution that would fulfill the desires and interests of the people while reviewing ongoing developments in the country.
A committee consisting of six members from the High Council of State and House of Representatives had been holding meetings in the town of Bouznika in northwestern Morocco to amend Article 13 of the Constitutional Declaration, which serves as the constitutional basis for elections in the country.
On June 3, it was announced that the committee members had approved laws that would pave the way for elections in Libya.
However, 54 out of the 61 members of the High Council of State as well as some members of the House of Representatives along with various opposition parties separately announced that they did not accept the results of the meeting in Morocco.
On June 9, a statement was issued by the committee for determining election laws in Libya saying the draft election laws had been unanimously approved by the members, declared as final, and that future elections would be conducted in accordance with these laws.
The High Council of State had announced that the election laws approved by the committee had been submitted to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily.