Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammed al-Manfi, has announced on Monday the official launch of a national reconciliation project in Libya.
According to the Media Office of the Presidential Council, al-Manfi congratulated the Libyan people on this occasion, praising all “the efforts that were made to achieve the reconciliation that was reached today,” in reference to the release of various prisoners. Amongst the recently released prisoners was Al-Saadi al-Gadhaffi, son of martyred Libyan ruler Muammar al-Gadhaffi.
Al-Manfi stressed that the decisions that were taken “would not have been taken if not for the real and serious desire of the Libyan people in order to turn over the painful pages of the past, overcome differences, renounce division, stop the bloodshed, and put an end to the suffering.”
“Congratulations to the Libyan nation! The first launch of national reconciliation steps represent the true desire of everyone to put the past behind and overcome our differences,” he said.
Mohammed al-Manfi urged the Libyans to rally around the homeland and build a state of citizenship by law, calling on all Libyans to work together to “build a single homeland, upon which the banner of peace flies.”