Cairo invites Libyan parliamentarians to meet in Egypt’s House of Representatives

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Thu, 19 Nov 2020 - 11:21 GMT

File- The parliament is set to consider a new draft law that makes women debtors involved in community service works as an alternative penalty to imprisonment

File- The parliament is set to consider a new draft law that makes women debtors involved in community service works as an alternative penalty to imprisonment

CAIRO – 19 November 2020: The Egyptian House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdel Aal invited Libyan counterpart Agila Saleh and Libyan parliamentarians to visit Egypt to discuss ways of political solutions to the Libyan crisis, according to Libyan media reports on Wednesday.
 
The invitation includes all MPs  of the Libyan Parliament to meet in Cairo under the dome of the Egyptian Parliament on Tuesday.
 
The meeting aims at developing a solution to the Libyan crisis without foreign interference, and to complete the Cairo meetings for Libyan lawmakers to discuss the Libyan crisis and reach the stability desired.
 
 
Last week, members of the Libyan House of Representatives announced their rejection of forming an unelected legislative body and the existence of the dialogue committee after the end of its duties, affirming the parliament’s commitment to any government that is formed as long as its work is monitored.
 
 
 
This came in an official statement by dozens of Libyan representatives from the East, West, and South, who commented on the standards adopted by the United Nations at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunisia.
 
 
 
The members of the Libyan House of Representatives affirmed their keenness and interest in following up on the activities of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum which is held in Tunis, and is supervised by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.
 
 
 
They welcome a peaceful and comprehensive solution to the country's crisis, as they completely exclude the option of war, stressing several criteria and foundations that should form the outcomes of the dialogue.
 
 
 
Among the most important of these criteria is the mechanism by which the participants in the dialogue were selected, and rejecting the selection of figures, who do not represent any popular base or existing legitimate authority. The participants must be selected by the House of Representatives and the Supreme Council of the State.
 
 
 
The members of the Libyan House of Representatives emphasized the necessity of the mission's commitment to exercising its powers specified in the decision to establish it from 2009 to 2011, not to override them, and not to override the constitutional declaration, political agreement, constitutional decision and the stipulated powers of the House of Representatives.
 
Additional reporting by Walaa Ali
 

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