The Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, discussed with the European Union ambassadors to Libya the initiative of the UN envoy Abdoulaye Bathily regarding the political process and electoral laws.

This came during a meeting at the Council’s headquarters on Sunday, when they discussed developments in the political situation taking place in Libya, and the initiative presented by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, which comes within international efforts to hold parliamentary and presidential elections simultaneously as soon as possible to end all transitional stages and achieve stability across the country.

Menfi said the Presidential Council is ready to play a consensual role to achieve progress in the political process and sponsor any efforts of the UN mission that gain consensus and lead to elections.

He spoke about the support of the European ambassadors and their countries for the Presidential Council and its national steps to achieve peace and stability across Libya.

In a press briefing on Sunday evening, the spokeswoman for the Presidential Council, Najwa Wahiba, said that the meeting of Menfi with the European Union ambassadors accredited to Libya was called for by the Spanish Embassy.

She explained that the meeting also touched on the migration file, and Menfi stressed the need for an equal European-African partnership, through real cooperation, burden-sharing, and support for Libya in managing the migration file, to stop the tragedies to which migrants are exposed in their search for better ways of life.

Earlier on Sunday, Dbeibah met with European Union ambassadors to Libya to discuss Bathily's initiative to reach the elections, expressing his welcome of the invitation extended to him to participate in the meeting.