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Oman hosts new round of Libyan talks



Libyan factions went back to Muscat in a new round to find a solution for the political and security crises that started in Libya since five years ago.

The new return is based on easing obstacles that face the implementation of Skhirat agreement signed by parties to the conflict in Morocco last December. And conducted to the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Fayez Al-Sarraj, but other dominant parties refused the deal, insisted on finding another resolution that is fairer for everyone, like Eastern tribe leaders.

Informed sources said that talks started, on Tuesday night, in the Omani capital was and attended by a wide spectrum of Libyan tribal leaders, especially Tobruk tribes, and the eastern region, besides head of the House Of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Saleh. The Omani role is limited to providing the suitable atmosphere for the talks and persuade all factions without intervening in the agenda.

Tribes refusal to the political deal is due to their pale representation in Al-Sarraj government, and their noncomfort for the United Nations brokered dialogue outcomes that don’t represent all Libyans.

The Omani Foreign Minister, Youssef Bin Alawi, met in two separate meeting Saleh and the United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, but no details were provided. But Bin Alawi said in a news conference that Kobler has new ideas to resolve disputes between Libyans.

Relevant sources stated that Libyan greatly depend on Muscat talks to find a consensual resolution, which is based on wider tribal representation in drawing plans. And let the basis for a real legitimate ruling by involving tribes in the political process, which is something Skhirat agreement failed to achieve. Sources say Omani can persuade Libyans, especially tribal leaders, to accept the consensual solution. But officials say their role is limited to hosting the talks.

Since the beginning of discussions in Grand Hayat Hotel, positive atmosphere prevails that Oman would host the birth of Libyan deal like the one struck last April in Salalah city when a member of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) adopted the constitution and reached consensus regarding some items.