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PARIS, Four Libyan leaders who met in Paris Tuesday in the United Nations-sponsored International Conference on Libya have agreed to work together to holdparliamentary and presidential elections in their country on Dec 10.
In a statement read out at the end of the conference, they said: "We pledge ... to work constructively with the United Nations to hold credible and peaceful elections ... and to respect the results of the elections."
The "political declaration" was endorsed by the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, Libya's armed forces chief of staff Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Libya High Council President Khaled Mechri and the President of the Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk, Aguila Saleh Issa.
Twenty countries, including Algeria, and four international organizations -- the UN, the European Union, the African Union and Arab League -- also attended the meeting held in the Elysee Palace with the Libyan leaders in order to reach agreement on a political roadmap including elections so as to bring order to the chaos in the North African country.
Algeria was represented at the Conference by Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, who represented President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The conference brought together representatives of France, Britain, China, the United States, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Malta, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Niger, Chad and Congo (representing the African Union).
A follow up meeting is planned in two or three months' time.
Source: Nam News Network