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Libya.- Spain celebrates the political agreement in Libya for there to be elections in December 2021

10/21/2020 The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya, offers a press conference after hosting the visit of her counterpart, the Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, at the Palacio de Viana, Madrid ( Spain), October 21, 2020. POLICY Marta Fernández - Europa Press 10/21/2020 The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya, offers a press conference after hosting the visit of her counterpart, the Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, at the Palacio de Viana, Madrid ( Spain), October 21, 2020. POLICY Marta Fernández – Europa Press

MADRID, 18 (EUROPA PRESS)

The Government of Spain has welcomed the agreement reached at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunisia to hold presidential and legislative elections in Libya on December 24, 2021, while encouraging participants to reach consensus on other key decisions for the future of the country.

“The Government of Spain welcomes the decision of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum to hold presidential and legislative elections in Libya on December 24, 2021,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation said in a statement.

The Spanish Executive has encouraged the participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum to maintain the “spirit of consensus to reach agreements on the preparation of the elections and other key decisions.” In addition, he highlighted the important contribution to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum of the 17 participating women, who “made public their recommendations to increase the role of women in politics in Libya.”

“Spain reiterates its recognition of the dedication of the special representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Libya, Stephanie Williams, and of UNSMIL in the search for a political solution that offers the Libyan people a horizon of peace, stability and prosperity in a United Libya, “he concluded.