Libyans Anticipate ‘Safety Map’ in New York

Cairo- Libyans are looking forward to listen to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s plan, which he will propose before the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, to end the Libyan crisis.

Political parties reacted to the declaration of UN Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh on a “road map” presented by Guterres to the General Assembly, including the amendment of the Skhirat Agreement signed in Morocco in December 2015, in addition to carrying out wide elections with a number of necessary transitional stages.

Salameh’s road map also includes downsizing the current nine-member presidential council to just three and appointing a prime minister with the task of supervising a parallel government of the council, according to Italian newspaper La Stampa.

Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Authority of the National Forces Alliance in Libya Asma Sariba told Asharq Al-Awsat that the military operations in the country are not a solution to our problems, and “we believe that dialogue has become a necessity to end the Libyan crisis.”

“We, Libyans, take responsibility for the intervention of foreign countries in our crisis.”

“The Skhirat agreement faces many objections from the political forces due to the composition of the presidential council, and they are talking about Article (8) of the political agreement and believe they need to amend it”.