Tag Archives | Serraj

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 […]

Analysis: Maetig-Hafter Proposal to Resume Oil Exports

By Sami Zaptia, for Libya Herald. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Just when you think Libya is complicated - it gets even more complicated. Khalifa Hafter and his international allies have on the issue of the oil blockade seemingly outmanoeuvred […]

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 […]

Has Russia Adjusted its Libya Vision?

By Kirill Semenov for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. On June 16, Fayez al-Serraj (pictured), head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), proposed a plan to resolve Libya’s current crisis. In a TV address, he called for holding a conference for Libyan […]

Tripoli Govt "Threatens to Suspend" 40 Foreign firms

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly asked 40 foreign firms to renew their licences or have their operations suspended. According to Reuters, the companies, including Total of France, have three months to renew their licences. The decree from the Ministry of Economy and Industry was issued while GNA Prime […]