Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

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 […]

Interior Minister "Restored to Post"

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly restored Fathi Bashagha to the post of Interior Minister. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] had suspended the Misratan-born minister at the end of August, following protests over living conditions. More here. (Sources: Reuters, Al Jazeera)

EU High Rep meets with Serraj and Saleh  

EU High Representative held talks with President Serraj and President of the House of Representatives Saleh The EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visited Libya on Tuesday 1st September for the first time since the beginning of his mandate, continuing EU efforts to advance the political process and resume political dialogue to end the conflict in […]

Serraj Suspends GNA Interior Minister

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) suspended Misratan-born Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha [pictured] on Friday, setting up a major split within the Tripoli-based government that threatens progress […]

Libya and Turkey sign MoU to Boost Trade

By John Lee. Turkey's Trade Minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, and Libya's Tripoli-based Planning Minister, Taher Jehaimi, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost trade between the two countries. In a statement after the signing ceremony, Pekcan said that the two countries have been friends and brothers to each other throughout history. Minister Pekcan added: […]

US says there's No 'Winning Side' in Libya

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The Trump administration is amplifying its calls for a cease-fire in Libya as the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), backed by Turkey, threatens to advance on the coastal city of Sirte. Click here […]

Hifter threatens to meet Turkey's Forces 'with Bullets'

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libya's Hifter threatens to meet Turkey's Forces 'with Bullets' Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter has vowed to fight Turkey's forces as the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli is poised to press […]

Trump presses Macron on Libya; France-Turkey Row Continues

By Bryant Harris, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Trump presses Macron on Libya as France-Turkey row continues President Donald Trump pressed President Emmanuel Macron on France's role in Libya during a phone call on Monday. White House spokesman Judd […]