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HoR swears in new Central Bank Governor

By John Lee. Libya’s eastern-based House of Representatives (HOR) has reportedy sworn in a new governor for its Bayda-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL). Mohamed Shukri was appointed in opposition to the Tripoli-based governor Sadiq al-Kabir, who continues to have the support of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Following the ceremony on Monday, […]

Libya Talks Conclude in Tunis

The Joint Drafting Committee of the House of Representatives and the High Council of the State concluded on Saturday its second round of meetings, facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya, Dr Ghassan Salamé, on the wording of amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). The final session […]

Joint Drafting Committee Meets House of Representatives

The House of Representatives and High Council of State’s Joint Drafting Committee resumed its sessions on Thursday to build on the progress achieved over the past week to continue the finalization of the amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). The session, facilitated by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Libya Dr. Ghassan, delved […]

UK Foreign Secretary meets Haftar

During his visit the Foreign Secretary met Field Marshall Heftar [Haftar, Hiftar], the Head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), as well as members of the House of Representatives representing Benghazi. This was the first visit by a UK government minister to Benghazi since 2011 and the first time that the Foreign Secretary has met […]

Libya Experts Forum discusses Social Protection

The Libya Experts Forum discusses proposal for a national framework on social protection The fifth meeting of the Libya Experts Development Cooperation Forum has concluded, bringing together Libyan academics, policy makers, prominent experts, entrepreneurs from across Libya, including members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the international community. The meeting – which was opened […]

EU Renews Libya Sanctions

On 31 March 2017, the European Council prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months. On 1 April 2016, the Council imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons: Agila Saleh (pictured), president of the Libyan Council of Deputies in the House of Representatives; Khalifa Ghweil, prime minister and defence minister of […]

UK Lawmakers push for Urgent Engagement with Haftar

A report by the Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC) — an influential body set up to ensure that British Conservative parliamentarians understand the Middle East — has urged the UK to engage with Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan National Army (LNA), and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR). It also says the UK should reconsider its relationship […]