The Way Forward in Libya
On July 14, Ms Rosamaria Gili from the EEAS, Dr Abdel Aziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg, Assistant Secretary General, for Political and Negotiations Affairs, Gulf Cooperation Council, and Dr Abdullah K. Al-Saud virtually gathered to discuss the way forward in Libya. The June 2020 Cairo Declaration proposed a ceasefire in Libya followed by the withdrawal of all foreign military forces and mercenaries and the disarming of the civilian population as the precursor to national elections for a new assembly. The EU and the leaders of Germany, France and Italy welcomed the Cairo initiative and called for a ceasefire based on the framework put forward at the January 2020 Berlin conference. This webinar seeks to explore the opportunities which may arise from the Cairo Declaration and subsequent support from the EU. It further aims to examine the future prospects for a peaceful outcome to Libya’s challenges and to identify steps that are essential to facilitate the political process.