The final statement of the Arab League summit has reaffirmed full support for Libya, its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, the halt of intervention in its internal affairs, and the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from its territory within a specific time period.

The statement issued in Manama on Thursday called on the House of Representatives and the High Council of State to expedite consensus on issuing electoral laws that meet the demands of the Libyan people to achieve simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections and end the transitional periods.

The statement also called on all parties in Libya to continue the political process and achieve national reconciliation in a way that preserves the best interests of the State of Libya and achieves its people’s aspirations for peace, stability and prosperity.

The summit's participants stressed their support for efforts to reach a political settlement in line with the terms of reference for the solution, and unify state institutions to achieve the aspirations of the Libyan people, hailing at the same time the efforts of neighboring countries, the Arab League, the United Nations, and the African Union to bring standpoints closer between the parties to restore unity and reach a political settlement for the crisis.

Libya was represented at the summit by the Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, who reaffirmed in his speech Libya’s firm commitment and strong support for the Palestinian people in their struggle against the occupation, stressing that the political process in Libya witnessed several positive developments during the recent period.

Menfi said in his speech at the Arab Summit in the Bahraini capital, Manama, on Thursday, that Libya once again condemns the brutal aggression against the people of Gaza in particular and Palestine in general, adding that Libya has joined the case submitted by South Africa against the crimes of the Israeli occupation against Palestinians.

Menfi also spoke about the political process in Libya, stressing that it had witnessed several positive developments during the recent period, noting the continued efforts of the Presidential Council to cooperate with all parties in order to achieve stability in the country.

He added that the Libyan people "do not accept negative external interference in Libya’s internal affairs," pointing out that the Presidential Council is making every effort with everyone to propose initiatives to enhance confidence among the parties to hold elections and end the transitional period. Menfi also hailed the role of the Arab League regarding Libya and its support for the Libyan dialogue to reach free and fair elections as quickly as possible.