VALLETTA, Malta – The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya says he is "aspiring" to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco on Thursday.
Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni made the comments during a brief visit to Malta on Wednesday. He said there were people who supported and opposed the agreeement, and that "any decision taken will always have enemies."
But he said: "The wise and kind people of Libya" want to reach a solution.
Since last year, Libya has been split between an elected parliament, which was forced to convene in the country's far east, and Islamist-led government backed by militias that seized Tripoli last August. The two governments have been negotiating for nine months over a power-sharing deal mediated by U.N. special representative Bernardino Leon.