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UN Welcomes Serraj-Haftar Talks

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the 27 February meeting in the United Arab Emirates, convened by his Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, between the Prime Minister of Libya and President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiez Serraj, and the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar. […]

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 […]

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 […]

China, Libya Discuss Return of Chinese Firms

By John Lee. Libyan authorities have reportedly set up a committee to look into suspended projects started by Chinese firms. According to a report from Xinhua, further steps to resume cooperation with Chinese companies will be considered after the end of Eid holidays. On Tuesday, the Chinese Charge d’Affaires to Libya Wang Qimin met with Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj. (Source: Sputnik) […]

Serraj Opens Embassy in US, Meets Trump and Tillerson

US President Donald Trump met on Friday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Faiez Serraj] to discuss the bilateral relationship between the United States and Libya and opportunities for future partnerships. President Trump underscored the United States’ continued support for the Government of National Accord and the United Nations-facilitated efforts to achieve political reconciliation in […]

UN Special Representative Warmly Welcomed in Tripoli

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, arrived in Tripoli today and met with President Faiez al-Sarraj, Presidency Council (PC) members and the Head of the High Council of State, Abdulrahman al-Sweihli. In a joint press conference after the meeting, President Sarraj […]

PM Serraj calls for Elections in March

By John Lee. In a major speech setting out his vision for Libya, the head of Libya’s Presidency Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj [Faiez Serraj] has called for parliamentary and presidential elections in March 2018. In what has been described as a road map to unify the country, the leader of the Government of National Accord (GNA) […]

Possible Breakthrough in Libya Talks

By John Lee. Tripoli-based Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj and Tobruk-based General Khalifa Haftar have reportedly agreed to hold fresh elections by March 2018. Both parties met in Abu Dhabi to discuss resolution of the stalement between the Eastern and Western governments. According to ANSAmed, the agreement is said to have been achieved on the basis […]