Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush said on Friday that the exit of mercenaries and foreign fighters is a prerequisite for Libya’s stability and independence, indicating that competence is the criterion for running for the presidential elections.
“I am not thinking of running for elections and do not want to become president. At the same time, I do not mind any of the current officials running for the presidency of Libya on the condition of competence and ability,” Manqoush said in an interview with Sky News Arabia.
“There are parties that do not want the stability of Libya. War dealers at home do not want the country’s stability, and some countries that I do not want to mention by name want evil for our country,” she added.
The Libyan Foreign Minister welcomed the Gulf countries role in supporting Libya’s stability, adding that “Saudi Arabia is a pivotal country in the region, and the UAE has an important role.”
She also described that the United States’ role as “important and positive”, and Russia’s position for the Libyan file “has become more positive.”
Mangoush indicated that she supports the efforts of the Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC), expressing her efforts to exploit the success of the Libya Stability Conference, held in Tripoli on Thursday with regional and international participation.