By Libya Herald staff.
Beida, 29 October 2014:
European Union Ambassador Nataliya Apostolova has called for a “serious and constructive” engagement in the . . .[restrict]political dialogue launched by the United Nations in Ghadames on 29 September, and for support by all parties for the implementation of the commitments made by both delegations at those talks.
In a meeting on the current political situation with Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni in Beida on Monday before he went to Khartoum, Apostolova stressed that there was no possible military solution to the problems facing Libya and that the only way forward was through inclusive dialogue.
The EU fully supported the efforts of UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernadino Leon to facilitate such a dialogue, the ambassador said.
Apostolova reaffirmed the EU’s support for Libya and its transition to a modern and democratic state based on the rule of law, good governance and the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The EU recognised the House of Representatives as the sole legislative authority in Libya, and it did not recognise any parallel authority or entity outside of the legal and democratic framework, she insisted.
Also in Beida, Apostolova met with chairman of the Constitutional Drafting Assembly (CDA) Ali Tarhouni and several other members of the CDA. The ambassador reaffirmed the EU’s support for a transparent, inclusive and consultative constitutional process and said that she was very much encouraged by the CDA’s firm commitment to a constitution for all Libyans. [/restrict]