By: Fathy Bin Essa*
What is new about the meeting in Malta between the president of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Saleh, and the
president of the General National Congress (GNC), Nuri Abusahmain, that might cause all that cheer from the opponents of the political dialogue that began year and half ago under the auspices of the United Nations, which started in Ghadames and moved to many capitals before settling in the Moroccan city, Skhirat. What is that special about the meeting in the country of “Knights of St. John” that Skhirat agreement missed?
Both presidents acknowledged, under the third paragraph in their common statement, that their direct meetings and talks, are carried out within “the frame work of the United Nations accord, as continuation and correction for some outcomes of the dialogue”.
Then, they agree that the United Nations dialogue is “Libyan-Libyan dialogue” not detracted by being held in a European capital. They didn’t consider standing under the picture of the Maltese president as diminution of sovereignty or disbelief patriotism, what is important is that fatwa of Sheik Al-Sadeq Al-Gheriany, is not binding for them, when he refused the “auspices of the disbeliever” between good Muslims.
What came in the first paragraph stating “the need to accelerate the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) that represents all Libyans”, and the second paragraph which says “fighting terrorism and extremist organizations”, those were the reasons for the political agreement and the dialogue brokered by the United Nations.
The fourth paragraph confirmed the third one and, against the wishes of both presidents’ supporters, thanked the United Nations, and asked for more time to solve “problems” without declaring which problems so we can share and help. The statement concluded by phrases calling for unity and reconciliation.
But the question remains; where is the imperfection? What is that both presidents want after recognizing that the dialogue mediated by the UN is Libyan –Libyan?
As they announced, with free will, that their meeting does not constitute a departure from the UN auspices, and that the meeting in foreign capital isn’t religiously or nationally forbidden.
Do our youth, impelled in the battlefields, aware that this is politics and that principles and slogans are sold on the sidewalks? And that the Islamic State (IS) is not the only one expanding in Sirte and elsewhere, but there is other terrorists of public money and positions who are just as dangerous?
*A Libyan Journalist
Translated By LIBYAPROSPECT: Source