Tag Archives | Presidency Council

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 […]

NOC challenges Presidency Council power

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said the Presidency Council does not have the legal power to change or limit the authorities, duties and responsibilities of NOC. NOC chairman Mustafa Sanalla (pictured) said on Monday: “I have asked the Presidency Council to withdraw its recent resolution ... It has exceeded its authority. […]

Libyan National Guard declared "Illegal"

The Presidency Council (PC) of the GNA has declared that the Libyan National Guard (LNG), launched last week as the Libyan radicals’ answer to Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), is illegal. The LNG supports the administration of Khalifa Ghwell in Tripoli. The United States has also expressed "serious concern" about reports that numerous tactical […]

Cental Bank Allocates $3.4bn to GNA

By Adam Nathan. The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has deposited LD 4.8 billion ($3.4 billion) to the Presidency Council / Government of National Accord (GNA) to cover the budget ('Temporary Financial Arrangement') for the first quarter of the year. While LD 3.5 billion of this is to be used to pay state salaries, Economics […]

Deputy Prime Minister Resigns, Citing Failure of GNA

By Adam Nathan. One of the deputy prime ministers of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has resigned, claiming that the UN-backed body has failed to resolve the crises facing Libya. In a televised statement, Musa al-Koni, from Southern Libya, told reporters: "We failed to solve citizens' everyday problems, and the problems have increased since […]

Int'l Community Reaffirms Support for NOC, CBL, LIA

Joint Communique on Libya by Algeria, Canada, Chad, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Niger, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, United Nations, the League of Arab States, and the African Union. We welcome the participation of Prime […]

Presidency Council discusses Heads of Public Institutions

By John Lee. Following the first meeting of Government of National Accord (GNA) cabinet on Wednesday, the Presidency Council met on Saturday, to discuss the appointment of deputy ministers and heads of public institutions such as the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Central Bank of Libya (CBL). Libya Herald reports that while there has […]

Concern over Daesh Attacks on Oil Fields

Martin Kobler is Deeply Concerned by Daesh Attacks on Oil Fields; He Calls on all Parties in Libya to Respect PC Authority over Libya’s Resources Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler is deeply concerned by recent incursions by the so-called Islamic State (IS, […]