The secretary-general’s special adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, confirmed on Sunday that the Libyan people are tired of war and endless competition for Libyan executive authority and economic resources, and want to elect their representatives so that their the long-awaited dream of stability and prosperity can be fulfilled, while Egypt expressed its support for the constitutional path, in which the Libyans place great hopes to get out of the “historic situation” that Libya is currently experiencing, while the United States Embassy in Libya announced that it fully supports the temporary freezing of oil revenues in the account of the National Petroleum Corporation with the Foreign Bank of Libya until an agreement is reached on a revenue management mechanism.
At the opening session of the second round of the meeting of the joint committee made up of the House of Representatives and the Supreme Council of State in charge of the constitutional process organized by Cairo, Williams said: “On the occasion of this second round, I remind you that we are meeting here because time is running out fast and the Libyan people want, more than ever, stability, which can only be achieved through the holding of national elections based on a solid and consensual constitutional framework. As you know, the work of this committee began on April 13, and therefore we will finish its work on May 28, that is, in 45 days.
In turn, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said, in its speech, yesterday Sunday, during the meetings, that the eyes of 7 million Libyans are following and closely watching what happens in the meetings of the Joint Committee of the House of Representatives and the “Supreme State”. “will yield, expressing hope that the results of those meetings will reach the top of the ceiling. The aspirations of the Libyans to adopt a constitutional framework, on the basis of which simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections will be held, to elect their representatives in the executive and legislative branches.
Egypt expressed confidence that the efforts of the joint committee will put Libya on the path of stability, security and development, stressing that Cairo was and remains ready to sponsor the Libyan constitutional path, based on its historical ties and balanced relations with all Libyans. parties. He called on the participants to take advantage of the opportunity to be together in this round of talks to address issues that he said they recognize are sensitive and difficult, however, he affirmed his confidence in the capabilities and commitment of the national community and his enthusiasm for the supreme interest of the Libyan people.
And the speaker of the House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, held a meeting yesterday afternoon, Saturday, in Cairo, with Williams, to discuss the latest developments in Libya. The House of Representatives said, in a statement, that the two parties discussed during the meeting the constitutional path and the efforts to amend the controversial points of the draft constitution within the Cairo meetings, which are held between the House and state committees.
On the other hand, the United States Embassy announced that it fully supports the temporary freezing of oil revenues in the account of the National Petroleum Corporation with the Foreign Bank of Libya until an agreement is reached on a mechanism for managing income.
In a statement, the embassy stressed that the mechanism must include an agreement on priority spending, transparency measures, and steps to ensure oversight and accountability. (agencies)