The Libyan dialogue meeting began in the Moroccan city of Bouznika between the delegations of the Supreme Council of State based in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and the House of Representatives, which is based in Tobruk.
The aim of the Libyan dialogue, according to the official “Maghreb Arab News Agency” in the country, aims to stabilize the ceasefire and open negotiations to resolve differences between the Libyan factions.
In a speech delivered during the opening session of the dialogue, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said that the Libyan dialogue held in Bouznika could be a prelude to agreements that end the Libyan crisis.
It will take place weeks after the visit of the head of the Supreme Council of State in Libya, Khaled Al-Mishri, and the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aqila Saleh, to the Kingdom at the invitation of the Speaker of the Moroccan Parliament, Habib Al-Maliki.
It also comes weeks after the visit of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Acting Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, to Morocco within the framework of the consultations she is leading with various Libyan parties as well as with regional and international partners in order to find a solution to the Libyan crisis.
Libya is witnessing an escalation of the internal conflict that has continued since 2011 amid increased tension between the external parties involved in the Libyan crisis, as Turkey is the largest supporter of the Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj, stationed in Tripoli, in its confrontation with the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar, who is supported by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Morocco mediation efforts to resolve the dispute.
On August 21, the Libyan Government of National Accord announced a unilateral ceasefire in all Libyan territories, and called for Sirte and Jufra to be demilitarized zones.