The Head of the Libyan High Council of State, Mohammed Takala, called on all parties to overcome what he described as remaining conflicts, and to work on adopting a serious and national political settlement to reach the long-awaited elections.

Takala added in a video statement on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of the liberation of Libya from the Gaddafi regime on October 23 that February 17 Revolution was a popular demand to consolidate the values of citizenship and freedom and build a state of institutions and law, not only to overthrow the regime, but to take back control, establish the foundations of security and stability, engage in development and democratic transition, and achieve well-being and prosperity. 

Takala added that Libyans must have the courage and will to overcome differences and obstacles, and turn away from narrow interests and calculations to build a society of progress, democracy, security and peace. He called for building on the national consensus that accompanied the disaster torrential downpour and floods in the eastern region to get the country out of the current political impasse.