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This came at the conclusion of the meetings of the joint military commission (5+5) in Sirte, calling on the government to allocate appropriate resources and intensify political efforts to end the political impasse and restore legitimacy to Libyan institutions through elections.
In a speech on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of Libya’s independence on Saturday, Haftar said: “Libya is still one and indivisible,” warning those who try to harm it.
The meeting will be followed by a joint press conference after discussing several files of common interest to the two countries.
The violent clashes that occurred a few days ago raised fears of a broader escalation, especially in light of the severe political division in the country. Therefore, Arab and western countries called for dialogue and de-escalation. These recent clashes come within the framework of the ongoing competition between the dismissed Dbeibeh government and the Bashagha government, which was appointed by the Libyan Parliament last February.
The two parties’ statements wished Bathily success in his mission to achieve a breakthrough and solve the challenges facing Libya based on the relevant Security Council resolutions and international references.
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Clashes in Libya’s capital Tripoli between backers of rival governments killed at least 13 people and damaged 6 hospitals
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, confirmed Williams’ departure during a press conference on Friday.
The meeting included commanders from Tripoli, Misrata, Zawiya, and Zintan. They reached an agreement in principle on the withdrawal of all military forces from conflicted zones in west Tripoli. The participants also agreed not to be dragged to fighting, and to meet again next week.
Williams revealed some of the topics she discussed with Al-Mishri, including: “condemning the terrible violence that broke out overnight in Tripoli, which led to the death of a number of civilians and injured others, including children,” according to a statement on Saturday.
Among the principles adopted during the Brazzaville meeting was the complete rejection of internationalization of the Libyan crisis and foreign interference.
Demonstrators carried banners denouncing the deteriorating living conditions in Libya as a result of the political battles that Libya has been witnessing since the fall of former president Muammar Gaddafi.
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The 5+5 Joint Military Committee witnessed the presence of Chief of Staff of the Government of National Unity, Mohamed Al-Haddad, and Chief of Staff of the Libyan National Army, Abdul Razzaq Al-Nadhuri.
Analysts said the negotiations are crucial and the last chance to reach a consensus on a Libyan constitutional draft that may lead to successful elections. However, if the negotiations fail, it could threaten the ceasefire agreement signed in October 2020 and bring unprecedented relative stability to Libya.
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With rising voices warning of pushing the situation in Libya towards violence again, accusations are being directed at outgoing Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibeh.
He urged all Libyan parties to exercise restraint and refrain from taking any steps that could fuel violence, stressing engaging in dialogue in order to hold the presidential and legislative elections in Libya simultaneously and without delay.
In past few days, expert group provided technical clarifications on constitutional issues
Signs of conflict appeared when Russia renewed its endeavor to end the tasks of the UN mission in Tripoli, a few weeks before the start of the discussion about extending its term and appointing a new head for it. Russia also stressed its refusal to empower veteran American diplomat Stephanie Williams and prevent her from obtaining international legitimacy beyond her mission as Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady said that President Al-Sisi welcomed Al-Menfi’s visit to Cairo, stressing Egypt’s support for everything that would achieve the supreme interest of Libya, preserve its territorial integrity, and activate the free will of the Libyan people.
The Libyans were skeptical about Williams’ intentions and considered the initiative as biased towards al-Dabaiba, who refused to hand over power to the new government headed by Bashagha, which is a clear change in her position regarding Bashagha and his government.
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This came in a telephone call on Tuesday with the Head of the Supreme Council of State, Khaled Al-Mishri, where Norland confirmed the US’ support for efforts to restore momentum to the presidential and parliamentary elections, after they were postponed last December.
What happened in Libya this week is surprising. All parties to the political process decided to postpone the presidential elections, which were scheduled for the 24th of this month, to next January. This postponement was made without an official announcement, except for this proposal made by the Libyan Electoral Commission. This is strange for the …
The authorities found the young Egyptians in the area of laffrin, south of the city of Bir al-Ashhab, where they plan to deport them to Egypt after the end of legal proceedings.
Libyan media quoted Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry, Faraj Al-Abdali, that these Egyptians were detained in a farm for 3 months in the area of Bir al-Ashhab, about 70 kilometers from the city of Tobruk in eastern Libya.
In this context, Cairo and the Gulf states attach great attention to the issue of removing foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya and adhering to the road map, which President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has previously emphasized in all his meetings with international officials. Indeed, over the last ten years of the Libyan crisis, Egypt and the Gulf states played a pivotal role through international institutions to reach political solutions and stop the exchange of fire between the Libyan people.