STORY: High Level Meeting on Libyan Constitutional Track – Day 1
TRT: 2 mins 00s
SOURCE: UNTV CH
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
DATELINE: 28 June 2022 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Leaders of Libya's House of Representatives (HOR) in the east, and the High State Council (HSC), based in the western city of Tripoli, kicked off two days of scheduled talks beginning Tuesday morning in Geneva to continue efforts to review a reformed constitution that charts a peaceful and democratic future for the country.
Hosting the encounter at the UN Palais of Nations on 28 and 29 June, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Libya, Stephanie Williams, greeted HoR Speaker Aguila Saleh and HSC President Khaled Elmeshri.
The leaders of the two chambers agreed to meet in the Swiss city to discuss the draft constitutional framework for elections, after talks on the issue in Cairo, from 12 to 20 June 2022.
"I have witnessed an unprecedented level of cooperation between the institutions and you have now reached a critical stage of what has been a long and difficult path," Ms. Williams said in opening remarks to both delegations. "It is now the time to make a final and courageous effort to ensure that this historic compromise takes place, for the sake of Libya, the Libyan people and the credibility of its institutions."