The signing of the Libyan Political Agreement launches the State-building process and reassures neighboring countries

Kuwait, 17 Dec (KUNA)

After a long process, several disagreements among different parties and military hostilities witnessed by several areas in Libya, the Libyan Political Agreement that is hoped to end the crisis was finally signed. The signing took place in the Moroccan Skhirat Resort that hosted the deliberations hosted under the auspices of the United Nations and led to this agreement establishing a government of national unity.

Even though the agreement was reached in September after a yearlong negotiations, the signing was delayed due to opposition from several parties regarding the context or due to the method it was reached, especially that some accused the United Nations of excluding some of the involved parties from the negotiations.

The most prominent aspect of these oppositions is that they came from the two main parties to the crisis, the internationally recognized House of Representatives in Tubrok and the General National Congress in Tripoli; which created big doubt among the international community regarding the success of the agreement and fear to go back to where it all started.

Nevertheless, the Agreement was actually signed by representatives of the two organs as well as several independents, political parties, municipalities and civil society representatives. The signing was witnessed by the Moroccan Foreign Minister ‘Salah Eddine Mezwar’, the Spanish Foreign Minister ‘Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo’, the Secretary General’s Special Representative ‘Martin Kobler’ as well as a number of representatives of the Security Council Member States and those of the National Dialogue parties and the European Union.

The Agreement will give the opportunity for the establishment of a National Unity Government recognized by the international community, and pave the way to embark in the construction phase and the establishment of institutions capable of ensuring the country’s unity and stability and will assure a peaceful and secure future for the Maghreb and Mediterranean countries.