Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) Explained

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has issued the following helpful primer on the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL): Quick Facts: Grantee: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Program Duration: October 2016–September 2017 Total Donor Funding Pledged: $31 million USAID Contribution: $2 million Description:  Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) supports the Libyan Government of National […]

GNA Requests Support from NATO

By John Lee. The NATO Secretary-General said on Thursday that he had received a new request from Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) to train and develop its military. Jens Stoltenberg (pictured) told a news conference: “We have said for some time that we are ready to help Libya. But of course any NATO […]

Serraj: Russia a possible Intermediary with Haftar

By John Lee. The head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli said on Sunday he would like Russia to help overcome deadlock in the country. Fayez Serraj told Reuters that Moscow might act as an intermediary between him and the eastern-based Khalifa Haftar, who was recently a guest on the Russian […]

Tripoli International Airport holds Opening Ceremony

On February 16, Tripoli International Airport was officially reopened after over two years of closure following severe damage during heavy clashes in 2014. Despite the presence of some officials closely linked to the Government of National Accord (GNA), the ceremony was very much led by the General National Congress (GNC). GNC leader, Khalifa al-Ghweil, gave […]

Libyan National Guard declared “Illegal”

The Presidency Council (PC) of the GNA has declared that the Libyan National Guard (LNG), launched last week as the Libyan radicals’ answer to Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), is illegal. The LNG supports the administration of Khalifa Ghwell in Tripoli. The United States has also expressed “serious concern” about reports that numerous tactical […]

European Council Conclusions on Libya

EU Foreign Affairs Council, 6 February 2017: 1. Efforts to stabilise Libya are now more important than ever, and the EU will do its utmost to contribute to that objective. The EU remains committed to an inclusive political settlement under the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), and to supporting the Presidency Council (PC) […]

Kikla receives Additional Assistance

The Ministry of Planning of the Government of National Accord (GNA) handed over two ambulances, two generators and 60 computers to the municipality in Kikla, part of a relief package to improve basic services there. Kikla, a small city in western part of Libya, numbers about 10,000 people. “Residents have already started to return to […]

LIA denies Reports of Armed Men seizing HQ

A source at the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) in Tripoli has stated that reports of armed men taking over the LIA headquarters, which have been circulated by some media outlets and on social media, are untrue. The source reaffirmed that this news has no basis in fact, and that AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the LIA, […]