Libya peace talks resumed in Morocco

Peace talks backed by the UN have resumed in Morocco.

Libya peace talks resumed in Morocco

World Bulletin / News Desk

Peace talks backed by the UN  resumed in Morocco late Thursday amid hopes that the new round will be the last between the country's rival parties.

UN envoy Bernardino Leon said in the wake of the fresh round that the UN facilitation is "getting closer to a solution." "The fact that all the participants in the dialogue have accepted the fourth draft as a basis for a final solution is extremely encouraging," he said.

Envoy Leon told journalists that "we are really looking forward to our discussions in the coming days and the possibility to have an agreement which is accepted by everybody."

In an article in, the envoy also said that the meetings had begun hearing remarks on the text by the General National Congress, the Tripoli-based parliament.

Expecting some of the other participants to arrive soon, Leon said that he would give a more concrete reading of what those remarks are about and the possibilities of finalizing a text which would be broadly accepted "as soon as possible."

Libya, a major oil producer in North Africa, has been witnessing a frayed political process after former leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled during the 2011 political turmoil.

The country is now deadlocked between the pro-secular army and militants, which has led to a security vacuum for homegrown extremism to brew.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Haziran 2015, 11:02