Libya: Libyan rival parliaments say they will sign UN-backed peace deal
Libya’s rival parliaments will next week sign a UN-sponsored agreement on forming a national unity government, they announced on Friday (Dec 11), as world leaders press them to end chaos in the country.
Salah el-Makhzoum, a vice president of the Tripoli-based parliament, called this a “happy day” in announcing that “the political accord will be signed on December 16”.
An official of the internationally recognised parliament, Mohammed Choueib, said that “after lengthy efforts … we announce to our people that we have decided to move beyond this difficult period … and ask everyone to join us”.
Choueib said the deal could be signed in Morocco, which hosted most of a year of talks brokered by UN envoy Leon Bernardino that led to the proposed deal in October.