By Amina Souafi.
In conjunction with the holding of meetings of the Libyan Dialogue Committee in Geneva under the auspices of the UN envoy, Ghassan Salameh, the Libyan parliament listed a number of conditions that must be met for its participation in the Geneva meeting.
He also stressed that his representatives in the Geneva Dialogue are chosen by him and under the dome of Parliament, stressing the need to clearly define the tasks of the Dialogue Committees, the duration of time and the mechanisms of their work.
In addition, the Libyan parliament demanded that no government will be approved unless approved by it and that the number of its representatives will not be equal to the number of representatives of the advisory council.
This position came hours after the UN envoy announced that “there is a real will to start negotiations” between the two warring parties with their intention to meet for talks in Geneva with the aim of achieving a permanent ceasefire in the country.
Salama also said in a press conference from Geneva today that he asked the Security Council to pass a resolution reaffirming the existing arms embargo and agreeing to measures to ensure adherence to it.
He explained that the talks between the two parties, which did not meet face-to-face in Geneva on Monday, aimed to “bridge gaps in views on how to organize a sustainable, permanent ceasefire on the ground.” He added, “We started yesterday to discuss a long list of points on our agenda, ranging from working to transform the armistice to a more coherent one and reduce the violations of the parties to it, as well as turning that armistice into a real agreement on a permanent ceasefire.”
The Geneva talks include five senior soldiers from the Libyan National Army and five forces allied to the reconciliation government.
It is noteworthy that the fighting on the ground continued recently despite the call for a truce launched by Russia and Turkey starting from January 12 and an international summit on Libya held in Berlin on January 19 with the aim of curbing international intervention. watch more news about Geopolitics news and updates.