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5th round of Libyan political talks starts in Morocco

UN acting envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams listens during a press conference in the Tunisian capital Tunis on 11 November 2020, following 2 days of talks, hosted by the UN on the Libyan conflict. [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]
UN acting envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams listens during a press conference in the Tunisian capital Tunis on 11 November 2020, following 2 days of talks, hosted by the UN on the Libyan conflict. [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]

The fifth round of the Libyan political dialogue between the delegations of the Supreme Council of State and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives began in Morocco on Friday to discuss criteria for selecting heads of sovereign positions, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent, the first session between the members of the Libyan 13 + 13 committee started in the city of Bouznika to raise the views of the two parties regarding the selection of the sovereign positions.

Due to the great division in the country between east and west, most sovereign institutions, if not all, have become divided with two heads.

According to the Skhirat Agreement signed in 2015 in Morocco, the Libyan sovereign positions that are being negotiated in Bouznika are the governor of the Central Bank of Libya and the head of the Audit Bureau.

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The list of positions also includes the heads of the Administrative Oversight Authority and the Anti-Corruption Commission, the president and members of the High Electoral Commission, the president of the Supreme Court, and the attorney general.

The meeting comes days after the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum Tuesday approved by majority the mechanism for selecting heads of the executive authority, particularly, the government and the presidency.

Morocco hosted the first round of 13 + 13 panel dialogues on Sept. 6 for four days.

Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of late ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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