Egypt welcomes 6+6 Committee efforts to prepare laws for elections in Libya

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 May 2023

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has welcomed the efforts of the 6 + 6 Joint Committee to start preparing election laws for the country’s long-awaited parliamentary and presidential polls.

Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building
File Photo: The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building on the Nile in Cairo, Egypt. Photo courtesy of Arab Contractors Website.


“Egypt looks forward to the continuing of the efforts of the 6 + 6 Joint Committee, which was formed by the House of Representatives, the High Council of State, to prepare the legislative framework for simultaneous presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible in a way that allows the Libyan people to achieve their aspirations and build their future,” read a statement released on Wednesday by the Egyptian foreign ministry.

On Tuesday, the Libyan House of Representatives and the High Council of State reached an agreement to start finalizing election laws to hold presidential and parliamentary elections, which had been postponed more than once in the last five years.

The 12-member 6+6 Committee was formed in March, comprising an equal number of representaives from parliament and high council of state, with the task of formulating legislation to regulate elections in the country.

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