Warring Libyan factions that met in Tunisia on Sunday said they had reached an agreement to be approved by rival parliaments on ending the political deadlock that has plagued the country since Moammar Gaddafi’s overthrow.
“This is a historic moment the Libyans were waiting for, the Arabs were waiting for and the world was waiting for,” said Awad Mohammed Abdul-Sadiq, the first deputy head of the Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC).
GNC officials had been holding talks in the suburbs of Tunis for several days with delegates from the internationally recognized House of Representatives.
Abdul-Sadiq called on Libyans to support what he called “a historic opportunity.”
“If this solution receives real Libyan support — from the people and institutions — we will surely arrive in no more than two weeks or a month to a solution to solve the political crisis,” he told a press conference.
Amna Emtair from the GNC delegation told AFP the agreement would set up a new representative body that would choose a committee to nominate a prime minister within 15 days, while another committee would conduct a review of Libya’s constitution.
“It is a major breakthrough,” Emtair said.