The Moroccan city of Skhirat is hosting the world-witnessed event of signing the Libyan political deal to conclude talks that lasted for long months under sponsorship of the United Nations.
The political agreement was signed in Skhirat after initial statement by the United Nations special envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, Moroccan Foreign Minister, Salah Eddine Mezouar, the House of Representatives (HoR) representative, Emhmed Shuaib, and the General National Congress (GNC) chief deputy, Saleh Almakhzoum, followed by remarks of Foreign Ministers of Italy, Spain, Qatar, Tunisia and Turkey.
88 members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and more than 30 members of the General National Congress (GNC) attended the ceremony in Skhirat.
The agreement was signed in groups of Libyan signatories. First, Shuaib, Almakhzoum, boycotting HoR member, Fathi Bashagha, and Nuri Elabbar, who is independent got to sign.
They were followed by the HoR member Saleh Hemma, GNC member Mohamed Emazab, Fadel Alameen and the Boycotting HoR member Mustafa Abushagor.
The independent, Naema Gibril, was next to sign, all participants of the talks were called respectively to sign the political agreement.
The United Nations special envoy to Libya and chief of UN support mission in Libya, Martin Kobler, was the last to sign the agreement.
After the signings, the President of the Presidency Council and the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and his deputies entered for photos of remembrance.
In a press conference, Al-Sarraj congratulated all Libyans on “the historic agreement” and all participants on their efforts. “There is no winner and loser in the agreement, it is a victory for all,” he added.
The press conference was called for, in Which Almakhzoum, Kobler, and Shuaib talked. No press questions allowed while participants were reading their statements.
Prior to signing, Kobler promised that the international community will support the Government of National Accord, which he advised to take care of Libyan people’s issues.
This came after the start of the ceremony, where the Moroccan Foreign Minister, Salah Eddine Mezouar, the HoR representative, Emhmed Shuaib, and the GNC chief deputy, Saleh Almakhzoum, had stated their remarks, followed by foreign ministers of Italy, Spain, Qatar, Tunisia and Turkey.