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عبدالباسط أقطيط يرشح نفسه لانتخابات الرئاسية الليبية

طرابلس، ليبيا، 10 نيسان / أبريل، 2014 / بي آر نيوزواير — أكد عبد الباسط أقطيط، رجل الأعمال ومؤلف “خطة لليبيا” اليوم أنه سيرشح نفسه لمنصب الرئيس الليبي. وقال السيد أقطيط تعليقا على هذا:

“هدفي الرئيسي هو أنه يتوجب أن يبني الشعب الليبي أسسا قوية لبلد حسن الأداء ومزدهر. وقد توصلت إلى قناعة أن أفضل سبيل لي لتحقيق ذلك هو ترشيح نفسي لمنصب الرئيس بعد أن يتم وضع الدستور الجديد – – عندما تتاح للشعب الليبي الفرصة لاتخاذ خياره الديمقراطي.

اعتقد جازما أن الرئيس الجديد يجب أن يكون رئيس كل البلاد —  وليس فقط رئيسا لطرابلس. وسوف أفتتح بالتالي قريبا مكاتب في خمس مدن رئيسية خارج العاصمة، لكي أكون قادرا على الاستماع والاستجابة لجميع شعبنا.

أعرف جيدا كم يشعر الليبيون بالقلق بشأن الأمن، وحول الخدمات الأساسية مثل السكن والطرق والمدارس والمستشفيات. ولكن المشاكل في مدينة معينة تختلف عن المشاكل في مدينة أخرى. وهكذا، وخلال أسبوعين من الآن، أعتزم التجول في أنحاء البلاد والتعرف على وجهات نظر السكان المحليين. وسوف أصطحب فريقي المهني معي. وهم سيستمعون ويكيفون خطط سياستنا لكي تناسب الاحتياجات العاجلة.

لشعب ليبيا، أقول – يجب أن تصبح أولوياتنا هي أولوياتكم، وهذه هي الديمقراطية الحقيقية. وسوف تكون رئاستي هي رئاستكم.  رئيسكم ليبياكم.”

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عبد الباسط أقطيط (43 عاما) هو مواطن ليبي لديه مصالح تجارية في مجالات الهندسة المدنية والبحرية وتصميم الطيران. في العام 2011، قام بتأسيس مؤسسة ليبيا المستقلة لدعم حركة التمرد في ليبيا وكسب التأييد في جميع أنحاء العالم والاعتراف بالمجلس الوطني الانتقالي بصفته الهيئة الشرعية الحاكمة الوحيدة في ليبيا. في وقت لاحق من ذلك العام، تم تعيينه مبعوثا خاصا للمجلس الوطني الانتقالي للمساعدات الإنسانية في أميركا الشمالية والجنوبية .

Abdul Basit Igtet To Stand For The Presidency Of Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, April 9, 2014 / PRNewswire — Abdul Basit Igtet, the businessman and author of “A Plan for Libya”, confirmed today that he will stand for the post of President of Libya.  Mr. Igtet commented:

My main objective is that the Libyan people should build their future on the firm foundations of a well-functioning and prosperous country. I have come to the conclusion that the best way for me to bring that about is to stand as President once the new constitution is in place – when the Libyan people will have the opportunity to make a democratic choice.

I believe firmly that the new President should be President of all the country – and not just Tripoli.  I will therefore shortly be opening offices in five key towns outside the capital, to be able to listen and respond to all our people.

I know already how much Libyans are concerned about security, and about basic services such as housing and roads and schools and hospitals.  But the problems in one town are different from the problems in another.  So, starting in two weeks time, I intend to travel round our country and learn about the views of the local people. I will take my professional team with me. They will listen and adapt our policy plans to immediate needs.

To the people of Libya, I say – our priorities have to become your priorities, that is real democracy. My Presidency will be your Presidency. Your President for your Libya.”

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Basit Igtet Sets Out Plan To Restore Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya, Nov. 21, 2013 / PRNewswire — Basit Igtet, the Founder of the Independent Libya Foundation and a Special Envoy to the Libyan National Transitional Council, has published an ambitious “Plan for Libya” to help the Libyan people rebuild their country. Mr. Igtet, a businessman who describes the current leadership as disconnected from the Libyan people, wants to be an integral part of a new and dynamic Libya.

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Basit Igtet, Founder of the Independent Libya Foundation and a Special Envoy to the Libyan National Transitional Council.

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Mr. Igtet’s plan aims to deliver the basics of a well-functioning state between now and 2015. Key elements include:

  • Focus and build on the concept of reconciliation
  • Remove the weapons from the hands of the irregular militias
  • Restore internal confidence by instituting a fair and effective justice system
  • Restore international confidence in Libya by implementing good governance and sound financial controls
  • Make reparations and reunite families by bringing home those who were displaced to Egypt and Tunisia
  • Rebuild homes destroyed during the revolution and develop better public services, in particular power and water
  • Engage with the private sector in restoring Libya’s infrastructure
  • Restore Libya’s oil production, Libya’s main source of revenue, by withdrawing the militia from the oil refineries
  • Promote higher standards of education and create a fully functioning healthcare system.

The full text of “A Plan for Libya” is available here.

Mr. Igtet says: “Little has changed since the revolution. We have a broken central government with high levels of corruption, no transparency, displaced citizens, safety and security concerns, infighting and local militias, poor infrastructure, and very little respect from the international community. Without a functioning economy, we cannot have security. And without security we have no future. My aim is to help the Libyan people build a safe and secure future, which is dependent on establishing a well-functioning government.”

Note to Editors

Basit Igtet (43) is a Libyan national. He has business interests in the fields of civil engineering, maritime and aviation design. In 2011, he founded the Independent Libya Foundation to support the rebel movement in Libya and to gain worldwide support for and recognition of the National Transitional Council (NTC) as the sole legitimate governing body in Libya. Later that year, he was appointed Special Envoy to the NTC for humanitarian aid in North and South America.

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