Tag Archives | Presidential Council

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 […]

Rival LIAs Unite to Challenge New Steering Cmte

By Padraig O'Hannelly. The two contenders to lead the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) have challenged the appointment of steering committee to run the $67-billion sovereign wealth fund. AbdulMagid Breish, who has been chairing the LIA from Tripoli, and Fawzi Omran Farkash, the newly-appointed Chairman of the Tobruk-based LIA, met on Monday along with Farhat Ben […]

GNA Extends Control over Tripoli Ministries

The U.N.-backed unity government in Libya said on Monday it has taken administrative control of several ministries in Tripoli. Reuters quotes Mohamed al-Ammari, a member of the Presidential Council, as saying at an event to mark the handover of the foreign ministry that the transfer of power was "going well". It says the other ministries […]

UN-backed Presidential Council Arrives in Tripoli

By John Lee. Members of Libya’s UN-backed Presidential Council have reportedly arrived in Tripoli, defying opposition attempts to keep them out. According to a report from Reuters, seven members of the council, including prime minister designate Fayez Sarraj, arrived by boat from Tunisia at Tripoli’s Abusita naval base amid tight security on Wednesday. Tripoli’s airspace […]

Naming of Libyan Unity Govt Delayed

By John Lee. Reuters reports that the body tasked with naming a unity government has postponed the announcement of the government's members from Saturday to Monday. Saying that it had made "great progress", it said it needs two more days to complete its work. The UN's Libya envoy, Martin Kobler, said that UNSMIL regrets the […]

No Agreement Yet on Leon’s Proposals

A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) broke up on Monday evening without making a decision on whether to accept the draft peace agreement or the proposed names for the Presidential Council, reports Libya Herald. The meeting, which started late as there were insufficient members present to make up a quorum, heard criticism from […]

Leon Proposes Names for Govt of National Accord

Excerpts from SRSG Bernardino Leon’s Press Conference in Skhirat, Morocco, on Thursday 08 October 2015: So after a year of work in this process, after working with more than 150 Libyan personalities from all the regions, from all the political affiliations, working in six, seven different locations in Libya, six , seven different locations all […]