The 6+6 Joint Committee for preparing the voting laws held its first meeting, on Wednesday, at the headquarters of the High Council of State (HCS) in the capital, Tripoli.

Parliament spokesman Abdullah Blehaq said the session was the first preparatory meeting for the committee formed by the House of Representatives (HoR) and the HCS.

According to Blehaq, the group discussed mechanisms of action and the grounds for launching their work.

For its part, the HCS also issued a statement outlining the substance of Wednesday's meeting, saying the session was a step towards drafting laws for the elections planned for this year "by the thirteenth constitutional amendment."

It said the meeting occurred in a positive atmosphere and yielded promising results on the possibility of completing the required legislation in the shortest possible time.