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What is after the signing?


By: Adel Shaltout*

In the Moroccan city of Skhirat, the political agreement was signed. The agreement took over a year of negotiations mediated by the United Nations representatives, Bernardino Leon, followed by his successor, Martin Kobler.

It gathered the members of the General National Congress (GNC) and the House of Representatives (HoR), and other Libyan symbols under the eyes of ambassadors of countries that had a hand in the Libyan crisis.

Away from who has supported or opposed this agreement among active parties in the Libyan scene, a question comes up to the minds of all observers; what is next?

We may all know that no one has the answer to that question. Not who signed it, supports it, opposes it or even observers. Any next executive authority will be at stake no matter who will be on top of it and no matter the protocol celebrations and speeches.

Whoever holds the authority, he shouldn’t be overjoyed, impressed by cameras, media, luxury office, trips, hotels or resorts. The matter is serious and huge.

One of the clearest priorities for Libya’s future rulers is restoring security, stability, and control over the lands and controlling the country’s sole resource; oil and gas.

Preoccupations of new rulers in sub-issues and holding empty meetings with specific sectors of nationals, racing for political, diplomatic, and managerial posts are none but time waste and confusion to the weak state institutions.

Travelling between Arab and European capitals will only worsen the Libyan situations. The new government should be courageous and work from the Libyan capital and not fall in the ambush the former governments fell in, such governments insulted Libya, its revolution and history.

*A Libyan Writer

Translated By LIBYAPROSPECT: Source