Regional and international organizations, the diplomatic representations of several countries, and different media unanimously commended Morocco for the role the Kingdom played in bringing the inter-Libyan dialogue to a successful conclusion, within the framework of the “6+6” Joint Commission, praising the Kingdom’s active commitment to political transition in Libya through an electoral process.
The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, expressed the United Nations (UN) gratitude to Morocco for its efforts to reach a compromise on the electoral laws between the meeting of the Libyan parties in Bouznika.
Dujarric said, during the daily press briefing of June 7 in New York, “we thank Morocco for facilitating the efforts” of the members of the “6+6” Joint Commission tasked by the Libyan House of Representatives and the High Council of State (HCS) with drafting electoral laws.
In a press release, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) thanked Morocco for hosting the “6+6” Libyan Joint Commission meeting in Bouznika (between May 22 and June 6), which reached a compromise on the laws governing the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for the end of the ongoing year.
Similarly, the African Union (AU) commended Morocco through the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, who praised Morocco “for its facilitation.”
The Secretary-General of the Arab League (AL), Ahmed Aboul Gheit, also praised Morocco’s efforts, wishing that these efforts would “encourage the Libyan parties, following the compromises announced, to overcome the challenges hindering the conclusion and signing of the agreement in the coming days.”
In a similar context, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) praised the role that Morocco played in achieving these compromises.
The General Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) also praised Morocco’s efforts on behalf of the Libyan people, and the Kingdom’s approach to provide Libyan parties with the appropriate space for dialogue and consultation “with no external interference.”
In the same context, the Ministerial Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) expressed its satisfaction with the compromise reached by the “6+6” Joint Commission during its meetings held in Morocco on the laws governing the election of the Head of State and members of Parliament, describing it as a “positive and constructive” step towards the organization of presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya.
Several diplomatic representations accredited to Morocco also praised Morocco’s commitment to supporting the political process in Libya. On Twitter, the British and Irish embassies commended Morocco for hosting the “6+6” Joint Commission, praising the contribution of Moroccan diplomacy to reach a compromise on this issue.
For its part, the Croatian embassy also commended Morocco’s efforts to ensure the success of the “6+6” Joint Commission dialogue and reach a compromise to achieve a political settlement to the Libyan crisis, highlighting “the Kingdom’s strong commitment to a peaceful political transition in Libya, through the electoral process.”
Switzerland and the Netherlands also praised Morocco’s “very positive” commitment to the peaceful political transition in Libya.
For its part, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it stated that Saudi Arabia commends “the efforts of brotherly Morocco to ensure the success of dialogue and reach a compromise to achieve a political settlement in Libya.”
In addition, Iraq highly commended Morocco’s role in facilitating dialogue and reaching a compromise on the electoral law in Libya, while offering political parties the opportunity to play a major role in the electoral process.
The Mauritanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also praised the “significant efforts made by the Kingdom to reconcile the views of the different Libyan parties to reach this important agreement, which paves the way for the establishment of the necessary conditions to finalize the Libyan electoral process in the best possible conditions and in a consensual and participatory manner.”
In a statement issued by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt commended the efforts of the “6+6” Joint Commission, further praising the Kingdom for hosting the work of the commission.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs hailed in a statement “the efforts of the brotherly Kingdom of Morocco to make the dialogue a success and reach important compromises aimed at achieving a political settlement in Libya.”
Kuwait also praised the efforts made by Morocco after hosting the “6+6” Joint Commission meeting in Bouznika.
Jordan commended Morocco’s role in the success of the dialogue and compromise between the Libyan parties on the organization of presidential and parliamentary elections.
In this regard, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the agreement reached following the Bouznika meeting by the members of the “6+6” Joint Commission tasked by the Libyan House of Representatives and High Council of State (HCS) with drafting the laws governing presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya.
The Yemeni Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the compromises reached by the “6+6” Joint Commission following meetings in Morocco, which spanned over two weeks, on the laws governing the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place at the end of the year.
The Kingdom of Bahrain also praised Morocco’s diplomatic efforts to reach a major consensus among members of the “6+6” Joint Commission, tasked by the Libyan House of Representatives and Council of State (HCS) with drafting laws governing the presidential and parliamentary elections.
On June 11, the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its gratitude to Morocco for its support for dialogue and consultation between the Libyan parties and for the Kingdom’s initiative in hosting the talks.
Similarly, several international media outlets highlighted the significant role that Morocco played in the Libyan dialogue, notably the Italian media that described the Joint Commission as a “crucial” step in the process of resolving the Libyan crisis, and the Argentine news agency “Alternative Press Agency,” which praised the Kingdom’s tireless efforts in an analysis by Argentinian political scientist Adalberto Agozina.
The “6+6” Joint Commission announced, on June 6, that following meetings that spanned over two weeks in Morocco, its members reached a compromise on the laws governing the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place at the end of the year.
The Bouznika meeting is a continuation of the series of meetings hosted by Morocco, bringing together several Libyan parties to strengthen dialogue on means of resolving the Libyan crisis, through an approach that provides the right space for dialogue and constructive consultation.