AFRICA/LIBYA – Turning point in the Libyan negotiations? "We hope this is the right moment" hopes Mgr. Martinelli

Monday, 14 September 2015

Tripoli (Agenzia Fides) - "We hope this is the right moment and that the Libyans are seriously able to reach an agreement", says to Agenzia Fides His Exc. Mgr. Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, after the UN envoy Bernardino Leon announced from Skhirat, in Morocco, that the two executive Libyan rivals in Tobruk and Tripoli have reached a "consensus" on the main points of a political agreement, which aims to establish a national unity government.
Mgr. Martinelli believes that the long negotiations, marked by numerous delays also derive from some indecision on both sides: "My impression is that they do not know what they want. But I think, in one way or another, they must decide to reach an agreement for the future of Libya".
El Taher el Makni, member of the General Congress of Tripoli, announced that the delegation present yesterday at the peace talks in Morocco returned to Tripoli to discuss the latest developments. The Congress also decided to reduce to 9, from the initial 36, the amendments to the latest draft. The Congress delegation will return to negotiations within 48 hours with the names of candidates for the national unity government only if their amendments will be accepted. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 14/09/2015)