President of Libyan Presidential Council’s Envoy Expresses His Country’s Thanks to HM the King for Continued Support for Libyan Cause, Calls for Reinforcing AMU

Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, received, here Tuesday, the envoy of the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Sami El Menfi, bearer of a written message to HM King Mohammed VI from the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Younes El Menfi.    This visit reaffirms the excellence of the brotherhood relations between Libya and Morocco, Ambassador Aboubaker Ibrahim Ataweel, Chargé d’Affaires at the Libyan Embassy in Morocco, told the press following this meeting.    In this regard, he expressed his country’s thanks to Morocco for its continued and permanent support, under the leadership of the Sovereign, for the Libyan issue, which is evidenced by the various agreements concluded, notably in Skhirat, Bouznika and Tangier.    The Kingdom of Morocco has actively contributed to settling the Libyan crisis and has provided its support for the conclusion of a series of agreements, he recalled, adding that the 2015 Skhirat agreement remains the cornerstone and a reference to settle the Libyan crisis.    This visit is also part of efforts aimed at strengthening the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) to meet the aspirations of the region’s people for greater stability and prosperity, the Libyan ambassador said, commending Morocco’s active role to promote Maghreb integration.    A source close to the Libyan Presidential Council had recently rejected any attempt to create an alternative framework which would replace the AMU, stressing the urgent need to strengthen this regional grouping whose foundations were laid in 1989 in Marrakech by the five countries of the region.