Tag Archives | Fayez el-Sarraj

Serraj takes back Decision to Resign

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly said that he has retracted his decision to resign at the end of October. According to Anadolu Agency, Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] will remain in office until the ongoing Libyan political talks come to an end. (Source: Anadolu Agency, Al […]

PM Serraj to Step Down by end-Oct

By John Lee. Libya's Tripoli-based Prime Minister, Fayez al-Serraj [al-Sarraj], has announced his intention to leave his post by the end of October. The 60-year old has led the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) since its creation in December 2015. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) commented: "The onus is now on […]

US Ambassador meets PM al-Sarraj in London

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland and Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj held a useful meeting in London on November 3 to discuss efforts to end the conflict in Tripoli, which has entered its seventh month. Ambassador Norland reiterated U.S. support for Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, amid the escalating involvement of external state actors and […]

Haftar's Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar's forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]