Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Yousef Al-Aqoury, exchanged views with the Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Leslie Ordman, on the recent developments in Libya, according to HoR statement.
Al-Aqouri stressed the need to respect the democratic process and the role of HoR, which represents the will of the Libyan people, in choosing a new government headed by Fathi Bashagha, which represents all Libyan parties, in order to ensure that the government obtains a consensus that will qualify it to work to prepare for the elections and to remove all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya.
The Chairman added that ignoring this would lead to serious effects on the democratic process and the peaceful exchange of power, HoR said on its official website.
He called for the UN envoy, Stephanie Williams, to coordinate with the Road Map Committee, which was selected by the House of Representatives, to agree on the constitutional basis for the presidential and parliamentary elections.
He stressed the need to listen to the views of all regions of Libya and not be satisfied with a specific region, as well as giving priority to joint action to take care of the South (Fezzan), which suffers from bad conditions.
Al-Aqouri welcomed the continuation of cooperation in the field of economy, migration and local development.
The two sides also exchanged explaining each other’s views on various issues, HoR said in the statement.
In turn, the Deputy US Ambassador to Libya stressed his country’s keenness to support stability in Libya and the need for continued coordination and exchange of views, in addition to the need to prioritize organizing elections and preparing the appropriate conditions for their success in accordance with the constitutional rule.