Tag Archives | Serraj

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 […]

Tripoli Govt hires US Lobbying Firm

By John Lee. Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord has hired public strategy firm Mercury Public Affairs LLC to lobby on its behalf in Washington. Recently-filed Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) documents state that the services that Mercury is expected to provide include "strategic consulting, government relations/lobbying, and media relations and management." The contract was […]

Adapting to the New Libya

By Tarek Megerisi. Libya’s escalating war is changing political realities, necessitating a new framework for conflict resolution and power sharing. Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli on April 4 was a paradigm-shifting event whose importance remains lost on the global diplomatic community. Haftar’s actions closed the door on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and on attempts […]

Haftar's Forces Advance on Tripoli

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). The international community has called for calm and restraint in Libya as forces loyal to General Haftar (pictured) moved steadily closer to the capital Tripoli. On Thursday, Haftar's forces took over Gharyan, a town 100km south of Tripoli. By 3pm local time on Friday, his self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) had seized […]

UN Welcomes Serraj-Haftar Talks

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the 27 February meeting in the United Arab Emirates, convened by his Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salamé, between the Prime Minister of Libya and President of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiez Serraj, and the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar. […]