Washington stresses the need to hold Libyan elections on time

AA / Libya

The United States announced on Wednesday that its Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, would highlight the need for timely Libyan legislative elections, during the “Berlin 2” conference.

“At the Berlin 2 conference on Libya on Wednesday, Blinken will emphasize the importance of holding national elections on 24 December, in line with the roadmap drawn up by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum,” the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum tweeted. Washington Embassy in Tripoli.

For his part, Blinken said in a tweet that he is working with his country’s allies to promote peace and stability through “Berlin 2 Dialogue”.

It should be noted that the results of a recent opinion poll conducted by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) showed that 71% of Libyans are optimistic about the success of the planned legislative and presidential elections in their country. Huh. December 24, according to another statement from the US Embassy in Tripoli.

The US diplomatic representation called on “delegates from the Second Berlin Conference and Libya to make firm commitments that could pave the way for Libya’s sovereignty and the holding of historic elections in December”.

The same source stressed that “remarkable progress (towards the end of the Libyan conflict) requires national unity and the expulsion of foreign forces”.

The German capital will host sessions of the “Berlin 2” conference on Wednesday, with participation from 4 international and regional organizations and 17 countries, including Turkey, to discuss the means to stabilize Libya and preparations for the elections.

In January 2020, Berlin hosted a conference in which countries and international and regional organizations participated to reach a solution to the Libyan conflict.

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The results of the conference underscored the need to push Libya’s belligerents to respect the arms embargo and achieve a comprehensive ceasefire.

Libya seems to be looking at a way out of the crisis since taking over a government of national unity and a new presidential council on March 16, 2021, to lead the country in legislative and presidential elections to be held on December 24.

* Translated from Arabic by Wejden Jalsi.

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