The General National Congress highly commended on Thursday the declaration of principles signed by both the GNC and Tobruk parliament in Tunisia on December 02.

In a statement signed by 82 members, the GNC said the direct talks between both parliaments are the most effective solution to Libya's crisis.

The statement appreciated the initiative being exerted by the international community and the UN mission to Libya to solve the crisis, pointing out that the draft prepared by the ex-envoy Bernardino Leon was unbalanced and not objective.

"We call on political and 17 February powers, our neighbours and the international community to support this declaration to reach a quick solution to the crisis." The statements said.

Meanwhile, demonstrators marched in Tripoli and Misrata on Friday to express support for the declaration of principles, calling for a Libyan-Libyan dialogue to solve the crisis.  

Ajwa Net quoted HoR member Aisha Al-Aqori as saying that that the meeting between GNC and HoR presidents will take place on Wednesday 16 in the city of Jadu or Ghadames.

Also on Friday, participants in the UNSMIL-brokered dialogue in Tunisia agreed to set December 16 as a date to sign the UN-backed government agreement.

Head of UNSMIL mission Martin Kobler said the delegations will fly to Italy to attend Rome Meeting on Libya, slated for Sunday 13.

There are speculations that the UN agreement will not be effective and hard to implement in the ground. The official representatives of GNC dialogue team were not in the meeting. It was represented by Saleh Al-Makhzoom who resigned from the team in August. The GNC is split into two groups with the majority now backs a Libyan-Libyan dialogue and the declaration of principles.