Morocco says legitimacy dispute in Libya can only be resolved through elections
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said on Monday that the issue of legitimacy in Libya can only be resolved through presidential and parliamentary elections, adding in a joint press conference in Rabat with the UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, who arrived on a formal visit to Morocco.
Bourita said through presidential and parliamentary elections, the Libyan people could choose the authority for political management in the country, explaining that Morocco has always dealt with the Government of National Unity and the House of Representatives as well as the High Council of State as the institutions for managing the transitional period to lead Libya to a solution to the issue of legitimacy.
He also expressed his regret at the presence of some obstacles facing the preparation for elections, hoping for Libyan parties agreeing to hold elections as soon as possible. Bourita called for a consensual management of the transitional period in Libya through institutions that work on preparing for elections: whether legislative or executive.
Bathily said that his visit to Rabat came within the framework of contributing to the stability of Libya, noting that there are great roles for Libya's neighboring countries in contributing to finding a solution to the Libyan crisis, pointing out that Libyans aspire to find stable and credible institutions in order to open the door to stability.