By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli 9 September 2015:
UN Special Envoy Bernardino Leon has met leaders from a number of Libya’s tribes in . . .[restrict]Cairo, reportedly ten from each of Libya’s three historic provinces.
According to Mohamed Shehoumi, spokesman for the Libya Tribes Forum, the meeting had been at Leon’s request. It was not the full meeting as planned, however, as some tribal elders were prevented from going to Cairo.
Plans for a meeting of tribal leaders as a part of the Libya Dialogue process were announced back in February, but had not occured till now. In part that was because a number of tribal leaders had said that they would not take part in talks outside Libya although there was a gathering of Libyan tribes in the Egyptian capital at the end of May.
Leon has now headed back to Skhirat in Morocco for the start tomorrow, Thursday, of what is seen as the most decisive session of the Libya Dialogue negotiations, the naming of the prime minister and two deputy prime ministers heading the new Government of National Accord. [/restrict]