Libya's Al-Sarraj proposes peace gathering to end crisis
The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, has proposed an initiative of seven points that aims to end the current crisis in the country.
Al-Sarraj proposed in a press conference on Sunday in Tripoli holding a Libyan Gathering "Multaqa" that will be sponsored by and coordinated with the UNSMIL, in order to gather all Libyan parties that advocate for peace, democracy and stability, excluding those who advocate for dictatorship and have had Libyan blood on their hands.
Al-Sarraj said the initiative comes despite the fact that the Libyan Army forces and the Operation Volcano of Rage forces are defeating the attacking forces of Khalifa Haftar on the outskirts of Tripoli.
"The gathering should see Libyan parties agreeing on a roadmap for the upcoming phase along with the constitutional basis so Libyans can hold elections for their parliament and president before the end of 2019." Al-Sarraj remarked.
He also announced forming a committee specialized in law in order to enact the needed laws for the agreed upon points in the upcoming gathering, adding that there will be joint committees formed with the UN to work in different areas in Libya to ensure all necessary equipment for elections and constitution events are delivered to people.
"There will be different committees as part of the initiative, including those who ensure transparency, advocate for comprehensive national reconciliation, punishment of war criminals and other matters." Al-Sarraj further added.
He hailed the sacrifices of the fighters on the frontlines who have been able to hold back and defeat Haftar's attacking forces who wish to establish military and totalitarian rule in the country.
"I hereby talk to the Libyan people in eastern Libya and ask them to be careful because history is writing down our stances, so they should make public their rejection to tyranny and aggressions. I tell the silent majority of them "enough killing of our young people; enough funerals." Al-Sarraj indicated.