By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 27 April 2016:
Hassan Elsaghir, the deputy head of the foreign ministry in the Beida-based interim government of . . .[restrict]Abdullah Thinni has resigned.
In a statement thanking the interim government for having had confidence in him over the past year and a half to carry out his duties and in particular defend Libya internationally, he apologised for not being able to do so recently.
According to the Libyan news agency LANA, he also said that Libya had now reached a dangerous crossroads. Everyone, he said, needed to support the national interest, the country’s unity and national security over other conflicts and political differences.
The statement is seen as indicating his support for the internationally-backed Presidency Council and the Government of National Accord.
His resignation has been accepted by Thinni.
Last November, Elsaghir was attacked and beaten while in his office, allegedly by ministry staff angry at not being posted abroad. No one has been charged with the assault. [/restrict]