The Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) praised the roles of Qatar and Turkey in supporting the legitimate government and the Libyan people during the current crisis.

This came in a statement issued by the GNA Presidency Council following a meeting headed by the Council's Chairman Faiz Al-Sarraj, and attended by Vice President Ahmed Maitiq, and members Mohamed Ammari Zayed and Ahmed Hamzah. The statement was carried by Libya's news agency on Saturday, one day after the GNA and the Tobruk Assembly of Representatives, announced an immediate ceasefire in the country.

The council extended thanks to Turkey, Qatar, and the brotherly and friendly countries that supported the position of the Government of National Accord and supported the Libyan people during the current crisis, the statement said.

In the statement, the Council affirmed that the modern civil state is an irreversible option, stressing its steadfast position rejecting the militarisation of the country, "in acknowledgement to the blood of the martyrs, in response to the demand of the Libyans, and in order to preserve the security, unity and sovereignty of Libya".

The Libyan Presidential Council affirmed "the importance of resuming the political process on clear grounds in which there is no place for those whose hands have been stained with the blood of Libyans, and whoever has committed violations that amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, and does not waive the application of justice against them."

The statement also stressed the need to resume production and exportation in the oil fields and ports to support the Libyan economy, meet the needs of the Libyans and alleviate their suffering.

It emphasised that the parliamentary and presidential elections in the country are the goal of the Presidency Council to reach a stable, permanent political stage, provided that they are conducted according to a sound constitutional rule agreed upon by the Libyans.

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