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Libya's two legislative bodies agree to break deadlock: Libyan official

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-04-27 11:12

Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US on Sept 20, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]

RABAT - Libya's two legislative bodies achieved an initial agreements to break deadlock, a senior Libyan official said Thursday in Morocco.

The head of Libya High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri confirmed that he met the Speaker of Libya's House of Representatives Akila Saleh, during his visit to Morocco, revealing that initial agreements have been made to break the political impasse in Libya.

During this unprecedented meeting, the two parties "agreed to end this period of division and start a period of stability and unification of Libya's institutions," Al-Mishri told the press prior to his departure from Morocco.

This is the first meeting between the two Libyan officials since the appointment of Al-Mishri as head of Libya High Council of State in earlier April.

"Our meeting have enabled us to reach initial agreements on certain issues and remarks regarding the Libyan Political Agreement signed in Skhirat," Al-Mishri said.

The two officials will return to their respective legislative bodies to take final decisions on the various issues covered in the meeting and find settlement in the shortest terms.

Al-Mishri and Saleh met with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and the speaker of Moroccan parliament.

In 2015, Morocco hosts in the city of Skhirat the United Nations-brokered peace talks between Libya's conflicting parties, leading to the Libyan Political Agreement.

Despite the signing of this agreement, the north African country has been remaining divided between authorities in the east and west.

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