Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

Tripoli Govt Replaces Intelligence Chief

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly appointed Abdullah Masoud al-Darsi as intelligence chief, replacing Abdul Qader al-Tuhami. According to Anadolu Agency, al-Darsi said he would “take action” to unify the national intelligence apparatus. (Source: Anadolu Agency) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)

PM Serraj replaces top Cabinet Team

By John Lee. The head of Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reshuffled his cabinet. Following the recent fighting around Tripoli, Fayez al-Sarraj has appointed Fathi Bashagha, from Misrata, to lead the Ministry of Interior, replacing Abdessalam Achour, who had only held the position since February. According to a recent UN statement, members […]

Talks to Resume Construction of Sirte-Benghazi Railway

By John Lee. A high-level Libyan delegation is reportedly planning to visit Russia soon to discuss resuming construction of the Sirte-Benghazi railway. Nasir Shaglan, Economy and Industry Minister in the Government of National Accord (GNA) told Russia’s Kommersant newspaper that he held “wonderful negotiations” with the Russian Railways (RZhD) company earlier in September. He is quoted as […]

Mogherini speaks to Prime Minister al-Sarraj

Federica Mogherini extended her condolences to the Prime Minister and Libyan people for the dozens of fatalities, many of them civilians, in the latest round of fighting. She reiterated the EU’s support for the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the work of Prime Minister al-Sarraj as well as its continuing support of the role […]

LIA asks English Court to Discharge Receiverships

 Libyan Investment Authority: Statement regarding Commercial Court application to discharge English Receiverships The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has applied to the English Commercial Court to discharge three receiverships in England by formally recognising the LIA’s Board of Directors, chaired by Dr Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, as appointed by the LIA’s Board of Trustees, which was […]

UNSMIL Condemns Militias attacking Sovereign Institutions

UNSMIL statement on militias attacking Libyan sovereign institutions The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expresses its strong condemnation of the violence, intimidation and obstruction to the work of Libya’s sovereign institutions by militiamen. Members of brigades nominally acting under the Ministry of Interior of the Government of National Accord are attacking sovereign institutions […]

Security Council condemns Attacks by Jadhran

The members of the Security Council welcomed the briefing from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Ghassan Salamé, on 16 July 2018. The members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement on [11 July 2018] that Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) is resuming its work on behalf of all Libyans and stressed that its […]