Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

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 […]

For Turkey, Libyan Conflict and Eastern Med "Inextricably Linked"

By Ahmed Helal, for The Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. For Turkey, the Libyan conflict and the eastern Mediterranean are inextricably linked On September 3, the United Nations warned that war-torn Libya is at a "decisive turning point," with […]

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 […]