Libyan negotiators in Cairo agree on 137 articles of draft constitution – Libya Update News

Delegates from Libya’s House of Representatives and High Council of State reached “initial consensus” on 137 articles of the country’s draft constitution after the end of the second round of talks in Cairo on Friday, the United Nations said.

The delegates, who are part of a UN-backed joint committee, held “thorough consultations and positive discussions” on the constitutional path over the past six days, according to the statement by the UN adviser for Libya, Stephanie Williams, which she pronounced on Friday at the end of the day. session.

“I am really happy that the joint committee was able to reach this first consensus on 137 articles, and I am particularly happy that you were able to agree on chapter 2 relating to rights and freedoms, as well as on the legislative chapters and judicial. authority except for a handful of articles,” Williams told delegates at the session.

“Indeed, you were able to have a first agreement on many articles of the draft Constitution. This demonstrates your commitment, and I strongly encourage you to continue your consultations with a view to reaching final consensus on the remaining articles.

“I also appreciate that this is all a work in progress, but in all of this we must bear in mind that the people of Libya look to this committee with high hopes and expectations that your work will be completed and lead to a full agreement to enable the holding of national, comprehensive and inclusive elections as soon as possible,” she added.

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