Pres­i­dency Coun­cil in­tro­duces dec­la­ra­tion on Libyan cri­sis

The Korea Times - - EMBASSY ROW - By Fayez Mustafa Al-Sar­raj Fayez Mustafa Al-Sar­raj is the pres­i­dent of the Pres­i­den­tial Coun­cil of the Gov­ern­ment of Na­tional Ac­cord of Libya.

The Pres­i­dency Coun­cil fol­lows up the ef­forts be­ing ex­erted by sev­eral coun­tries in pur­suit of reach­ing a po­lit­i­cal set­tle­ment and a peace­ful so­lu­tion to the cur­rent Libyan cri­sis.

In this con­text, the Coun­cil com­mends the role played by the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many at the present junc­ture with the pur­pose of hold­ing an in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence which gath­ers all the par­ties con­cerned with the Libyan File. The Coun­cil, how­ever, wishes to em­pha­size the fol­low­ing points as con­stant guide­lines for its poli­cies:

— It is im­per­a­tive that the Libyan Po­lit­i­cal Agree­ment and the bod­ies em­a­nat­ing from its im­ple­men­ta­tion be ad­hered to as a ba­sic frame of ref­er­ence for any form of di­a­logue or agree­ment, in ac­cor­dance with the rel­e­vant Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions, with im­me­di­ate ces­sa­tion of any deal­ings with the par­al­lel in­sti­tu­tions to the Gov­ern­ment of Na­tional Ac­cord (GNA).

— Any talk about a Cease Fire must be as­so­ci­ated with the with­drawal of the at­tack­ing forces to where they came from, with­out any pre­con­di­tions.

— The Coun­cil re­news its em­pha­sis that there was no agree­ment made in Abu Dhabi, as be­ing cir­cu­lated. The said meet­ing was sim­ply con­sul­ta­tive in na­ture, held un­der the aus­pices of the United Na­tions. The only Agree­ment was the one reached in Paris, stip­u­lat­ing that elec­tions would be held on spe­cific dates. The Pa­lermo Agree­ment lent fur­ther sup­port to what was agreed upon in Paris. The other party, how­ever, never com­mit­ted to those agree­ments.

— A po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion can only be reached through the United Na­tions Plan which calls for the con­ven­ing for an in­clu­sive Na­tional Con­fer­ence, as was planned in the city of Ghadames, on the 14th of last April. That en­deavor was un­der­mined by the ag­gres­sion on Tripoli, and the at­tempted coup on the le­git­i­mate gov­ern­ment. In fact, this course of ac­tion is com­men­su­rate with the ini­tia­tive pro­posed by the Pres­i­dent of the Pres­i­dency Coun­cil, in which he ad­vo­cated for the con­ven­ing of a Gen­eral Con­fer­ence, through which agree­ment can be reached on a con­sti­tu­tional ba­sis pro­vid­ing the foun­da­tion for hold­ing con­comi­tant pres­i­den­tial and par­lia­men­tary elec­tions.

— There can be no talk about the es­tab­lish­ment of a Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil out­side the frame­work of the Po­lit­i­cal Agree­ment, and be­fore putting an end to all par­al­lel bod­ies, as well as ac­cept­ing that the Mil­i­tary Es­tab­lish­ment be placed un­der the civil­ian author­ity of the Pres­i­dency Coun­cil of GNA.

— Em­pha­sis on the fact that the Na­tional Oil Cor­po­ra­tion (NOC), lo­cated in Tripoli, is the only le­git­i­mate in­sti­tu­tion, un­der di­rect su­per­vi­sion of GNA, as in­di­cated in the rel­e­vant res­o­lu­tions of the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil.

— It is an ab­so­lute ne­ces­sity that all states con­cerned with the Libyan sit­u­a­tion be en­abled to par­tic­i­pate in in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ences and meet­ings search­ing for a po­lit­i­cal so­lu­tion to the Libyan cri­sis, with­out ex­clu­sion, as be­ing wit­nessed in the prepara­tory meet­ings for the forth­com­ing Ber­lin con­fer­ence.

In con­clu­sion, the Pres­i­dency Coun­cil em­pha­sizes its in­tent to van­quish the war crim­i­nal and his mili­tias. Fur­ther­more, it will not ac­cept any form of di­a­logue ex­cept with those who be­lieve in the es­tab­lish­ment of civil­ian, demo­cratic state, peace­ful tran­si­tion of author­ity, whose hands have not been tar­nished by Libyan blood, and have not com­mit­ted crimes of war, or vi­o­la­tions against hu­man­ity.

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