By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
Tripoli, 7 September 2013:
Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood are giving only moral not logistical support to their counterparts in Egypt, . . .[restrict]Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has asserted.
This they were perfectly entitled to do, said Zeidan at a press conference as he prepared to leave Egypt yesterday. Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood were citizens, just like every other person in the country.
As such, Zeidan continued, they enjoyed the same rights and were under the same obligations as every other Libyan.
Zeidan said there was no logistical help being given by members of the Libyan Brotherhood to their counterparts in Egypt. “Only moral support is being provided, which comes within the framework of freedom of expression and that cannot be taken away from anyone, as long as it is within peaceful means”.
Zeidan added that what had happened in Egypt could not happen in Libya, since the General National Congress had the power to withdraw confidence from the government at any time.
Responding to a question from a local journalist on the vexed subject of visas for Egyptians wishing to come to work in Libya, Zeidan said that much depended on the securing of the common border. He said that there was constant cooperation between the armed forces of both countries. Moreover, he expected such cooperation to increase.
Zeidan also said that the supply of Libyan oil to Egypt would continue, and Egypt would would pay for it at a later date. [/restrict]