Ihya Libya Congratulates Libyans and UN on Ceasefire Agreement, Proposes 7 Points for Political Track – Al Marsad

The Chairman of the Ihya Libya (Reviving Libya), Dr Aref Ali Nayed, congratulated the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and his team for the successful facilitation of the Pan-Libyan Ceasefire Agreement, which was signed Friday in Geneva, Switzerland.

(Libya, 23 October 2020) – “We thank, in particular H.E. Prof. Dr. Ghassan Salamé, and H.E. Ms. Stephanie Williams for their vision and relentless hard work, which led to today’s great results,” wrote Nayed.

He also thanked the two negotiating sides, those of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces), for their courage and for prioritizing the nation and the interests of the Libyan people.

“We congratulate our great Libyan people, who have suffered and endured so much, and who deserve a life of peace, prosperity, and freedom from all forms of tyranny, both internal and external,” added the Chairman of Ihya Libya.

Addressing Guterres, Nayed hoped that “the recent breakthroughs in the Economic Track and Military Track will be protected, and that they will be matched by a similar breakthrough in the Political Track.” Nayed then asserted that the keys to success in the upcoming Political Track meetings are as follows:

1- Total and urgent transparency and disclosure of the composition and mechanisms of the Libyan Political Dialogue.
2- Absolute commitment to a firm date for urgent Presidential and Parliamentarian Elections, internationally supported and monitored.
3- Total inclusivity of the entire Libyan social fabric.
4- Respect of the demographic realities of Libya, and of regional historical heritage.
5- Rejection of the rewarding of all forms of bullying, domination, and corruption by any individual, group, tribe, or town.
6- Protection of the participation of women, youth, and minority groups.
7- Upholding professional standards and due-processes for all appointments.

© Al-Marsad English (2020)