Libya’s representative in the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace: “My people deserve comfort for their long patience… and the Council is the best platform for the world to listen to us through.”
In the name of peace, we extended our hands. And for the sake of peace, our wishes rise
With these simple words in their letters… and deep in their meanings, we are pleased to have a new press interview with the representative of the Libyan state in the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, His Excellency Representative Adam Yaqoub.
- Biography of His Excellency Deputy Adam Yaqoub:
Yaqoub obtained a Bachelor of Arts, Department of Arabic Language, from Omar Al-Mukhtar University, and completed his postgraduate studies to obtain a Master’s degree in the Literature Division from the same university.
He then obtained a doctorate in Arabic language and literary studies from the Faculty of Dar Al Uloom, Cairo University.
As for his practical experiences, he is a faculty member at the University of El-Sayed Muhammad bin Ali Al-Senussi.
Professor of Course (Andalusian Literature) at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, Department of Arabic Language.
He is also the Director of the Faculty Affairs Office at the Faculty of Islamic Studies at Asmarya University.
He also worked as a collaborating lecturer to teach courses: Rulings of Recitation, The Science of Readings, and Usul al-Uthmani Drawing, in the first, second, and third years, at the Department of Islamic Studies, College of Arts, Omar Al-Mukhtar University.
In addition to that, he headed the Study and Examinations Department at the Faculties of Engineering and Arts at Omar Al-Mukhtar University.
He has a number of scientific researches, including:
- Pilgrims in Andalusian Prose in the Age of Taifa Kings.
- The book (Bushra Al-Labib in the memory of the beloved) by Ibn Sayyid Al-Nas Al-Yamari, “Study and Investigation”.
- An article entitled Reciting the Qur’an between chanting and singing. It was published on the Salfium website.
Joined the Libyan Parliament in 2014.
He is a member of the Health Committee and the Finance Committee within the Libyan Parliament.
- We were honored by you, His Excellency the Representative, and we are pleased to inform you about how you were chosen as a member of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace?
At the outset, I am pleased to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohamed AlJarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, and the work team, for their continuous and remarkable effort in order to move forward towards a promising future filled with peace, peace, security and safety, and it is my pleasure to be part of this crucible. The great work of joining the Global Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, which came in February 2021, specifically in Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar in Libya, After the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace and the Libyan House of Representatives, the memorandum was signed by the Libyan side, Mr. Aguila Saleh, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and then my name came under the memorandum, as a representative of the Libyan House of Representatives in the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace.
- Your Excellency had a first-of-its-kind experience for you in participating in the sessions of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, specifically in the sixth session that was held in Montenegro in mid-July. How was it and what were the outcomes?
At the beginning of last July, I was informed of the holding of the sixth session of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace in Montenegro. During you, the session was achieved and successful, despite some difficulties that prevented the attendance of a number of members due to the Corona pandemic.
It was agreed during the session to nominate Mrs. Margarita Arango as President of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, and Dr. Hajar Abu Jabal as President of the General Assembly for Tolerance and Peace.
While we also stressed, during the session, the determination of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace to spread the flowers of love and peace in the world, which is in dire need of peace and peace, so that its residents can enjoy a decent life. Achieving the council’s noble goals, so that tolerance and peace prevail in all parts of the world.
We were also keen to emphasize the redoubling of efforts to strengthen and support national parliaments and their efforts to enact laws that combat racism, persecution and terrorism.
- Tell us about the importance of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace from your point of view in general and for Libya in particular.
The entire world is in dire need of a strong system that can attract all the different spectrums, trends and races towards one values and goals. And instilling in them the meaning of harmony, love and acceptance of the other, after the world has become abuzz with rivalries and conflicts, which is what the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace does and seeks to make its noble goals known to the whole world.
As for its importance to Libya in particular, perhaps its need for it is the most among its peers. My country is experiencing a public relations crisis, and suffers from a lot of global misunderstanding due to its special composition. And here comes the important role of the Council with Libya, It is to be a link between us and the world and to convey a clear image to it that we are not a country incapable of harmony and integration, but rather a people like all peoples, moderate and peaceful like others, eager to contribute to building global civilization or to be supportive of it. Here lies the importance of the Council, which I believe is capable to bring the points of view closer to each other, and to restore Libya to its destiny and its return to integration among the international community.
- What if we put the picture in a framework that makes its features clearer, and we talked about the importance and expected harvest from the memorandum of understanding signed between the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace and the Libyan Parliament.
I also mentioned at the beginning of the meeting that a memorandum of understanding was signed between the two sides, last February, specifically in Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar. The memorandum was signed by the President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohamed AlJarwan and the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Mr. Aqila Saleh, which aims primarily to strengthen Cooperation and joint action between the two sides to spread the values of tolerance and peace around the world.
I think that this memorandum came at an appropriate time to promote and support the peace process in Libya, which is going through a political, economic and social crisis during this period, in which it lost the principle of national reconciliation among its people, and this is one of the consequences of its transitional stages, which caused international interventions and management, which led to the exacerbation of The crisis instead of putting solutions to it to bridge the rift between its people.
- What can the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace offer to the sisterly Libyan state and whose repercussions will be positive in the current stage that the country is going through?
In its last session, the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, with all its members from different countries of the world, announced its full readiness to adopt the restoration of the spirit of brotherhood, love, tolerance and peace among the spectra of the Libyan people, through its desire to supervise the presidential and parliamentary elections to be held next December. The important thing may contribute greatly to the Libyan people’s sense of hope for the return of their unity again, and encourage them to initiate peace and put aside differences or perhaps forget them.
Here in Libya, we still have a parliament that represents the people in the greatest entitlement that the country has witnessed since the declaration of its second independence, a parliament that tries to walk amid obstacles so that the country remains proud, and welcomes all the proposals put forward by the countries of dialogue for Libya, and is ready to hand over power to an elected legislative body on constitutional grounds, It is the biggest guarantor of the success of any expected electoral process.
On the other hand, we hope that the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace will play a role in resolving the outstanding issues between our people, by pushing towards strengthening the international will, urging the global decision-making countries and the parties contributing to calming the situation, and conveying our voice to everyone about our right to a secure life and free will, My people deserve comfort for their long patience and waiting for promises to be fulfilled, and the Majlis is the best platform through which the world listens to us, because it includes the world’s human capabilities, and represents the will and choices of nations.
- A message of love… a message of peace, to whom do you address it and what is its content?
The Truth, Blessed and Exalted be He, says in the Noble Qur’an (Indeed, the religion with God is Islam). If they implement it, we will not see war, fighting, or destruction, but we will see love and affection between the inhabitants of the earth of all stripes and affiliations.
Therefore, the Libyan people and I are very hopeful that all those who adopt the culture of tolerance and peace will stand hand in hand with the esteemed council to support us in our demands for a secure and stable life in which the spirit of love and brotherhood prevails. We no longer have the ability to bear, and the appearance of the loads bowed, and we dream that the word impossible will fall from the dictionary of our lives.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to make your questions clear and well explained.