Libya dialogue to start in Morocco Thursday

UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernadino Leon told a delegation representing the General National Congress that the talks will start in Morocco on Thursday

Libya dialogue to start in Morocco Thursday

World Bulletin / News Desk

Libya's Tripoli-based parliament has said that national dialogue between warring rivals will be resumed in Morocco on Thursday.

United Nations Special Envoy to Libya Bernadino Leon told a delegation representing the General National Congress (GNC) that the talks will start in Morocco on Thursday, parliament representative Saleh al-Makhzoum said.

"The GNC backs national dialogue as a way out of the Libyan crisis," al-Makhzoum said in a press briefing following a meeting with the UN envoy.

He said the Tripoli-based parliament will participate in the talks.

The national dialogue talks had been planned to be held in Morocco last week, but were delayed after the Tobruk-based House of Representatives suspended its participation in the talks.

Libya has remained in a state of turmoil since a bloody uprising ended the decades-long rule of autocratic leader Muammar Gaddafi in late 2011.

Since then, the country's sharp political divisions have yielded two rival seats of government, each with its own institutions.

Vying for legislative authority are a Tobruk-based parliament and an Islamist-led parliament, the latter of which – even though its mandate ended last year – continues to convene in Tripoli.

The two assemblies support the two different governments, respectively headquartered in the two cities.

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