Merkel: Turkey has reservations about troop withdrawal from Libya

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Turkey has reservations about withdrawing troops from Libya, but Russia has said it is willing to support the mutual withdrawal of foreign troops from the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, according to Reuters.

“There are still some reservations from the Turkish side, but the Russian side has recognized that it could be done in a reciprocal way,” he said. “The elections on December 24 play a crucial role. Preparations for the elections must be completed in such a way that the result is finally accepted.”

Draghi: Libya must draft a new election law in the coming days

Following the conclusion of the Libya Conference in Paris, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi referred to the flow of migrants from Libya to Italy.

“The constant arrivals of migrants in Italy create an unbearable situation, the European Union must reach an agreement on this front,” said the Italian technocratic prime minister.

“We need to be able to make more investments in Libya, to spend more money to create more humane conditions for immigration, which often does not start in Libya but in neighboring countries,” Draghi added.

At the same time, he stressed that “it is important that the Libyan parliamentary and presidential elections are held together on December 24, but for this to happen, an electoral law is needed.” The head of the Italian government wished to ensure the maximum possible consensus and noted that “the presence of Mohamed Menfi and Abdul Hamid Dibeba in Paris shows that they are ready to work together, in view of complex events, which we consider to be the best in favor of Libya “.

Finally, Mario Draghi referred to the issue of human rights, emphasizing that “this is a case that must be addressed, with the effort and contribution of all.”

Libyan leaders say they will relinquish power if elections are held on December 24

Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Debayba said today that he would hand over power if the election process was conducted in a “consensual and fair manner”, speaking after the Paris summit on Libya.

For his part, the president of the Libyan presidential council, Mohamed el-Menfi, said that if the electoral commission manages to hold parliamentary and presidential elections on December 24, he will hand over power.

“There is a consensus on holding elections on December 24,” al-Manfi told a news conference.


Source From: Capital

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