Times of Oman
Libya statute drafting panel meets in Oman
March 20, 2016 | 12:31 AM
by ONA
Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs stressed the importance of consultative meeting of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly. – ONA
 
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Salalah: A consultative meeting of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly, organised in the Sultanate under the ageis of the United Nations, began here on Saturday.

Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs gave a speech in which he welcomed the members of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly, conveyed to them greeting and wishes of success of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

Alawi stressed the significance of this consultative meeting of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly. He said that the Libyan constitution will be welcomed by all Libyans. He also expressed his confidence that Libya would overcome the current conditions.

Dr. Al Jailani Abdulsalam Arhouma President of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly gave a speech in which the expressed his thanks and appreciations for the Sultanate’s hosting the three-day consultative meeting of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly.



He also pointed to the difficulty of drafting constitutions in general and the Libyan constitution in particular in a state that is yet to stabilise. He also pointed to that the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly has assigned its members with drafting the constitution which comprises 220 articles.

Martin Kobler Special Representative of the UN Secretary General said that the mission of the UN in Libya is not to intervene in the political issues but to support by providing technical advice.

On the sidelines of the meetings of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly, Alawi met with Martin Kobler Special Representative of the UN Secretary General. The meeting discussed the latest developments in the Libyan arena and the role of the UN and the support group in bringing close together the views aimed at reaching an agreement ion drafting the new constitution of Libya.

Alawi also met with Jordan’s Former Prime Minister Taher Al Masri expert of the meetings of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly, where they exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern.

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