By Aimen Amzein.
Benghazi, 30 May 2016:
Abdullah Thinni, prime minister in Beida-based government appointed by the House of Representatives (HoR) but no . . .[restrict]longer recognised by the international community, was in Tobruk today to brief HoR members on the situation in the country, in particular shortages of money, food and other commodities ahead of Ramadan.
Thinni was accompanied by members of his cabinet.
The Thinni government’s presence in Tobruk follows a cabinet meeting two days ago in Beida attended by HoR president Ageela Saleh. The lack of cash was also the main issue under discussion at that meeting.
Today’s session also covered Saturday’s extra-ordinary meeting of the Arab League Council at which foreign ministers from the member states reconfirmed their recognition of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord led by Faiez Serraj and also called for political and financial support for it.
There was agreement that an HoR delegation should be sent abroad to explain that the Thinni government was Libya’s only legitimate government. Members also heard that he had already sent a letter to Arab League’s the Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby complaining that the position taken was in breach of the league’s charter and that the interim government was appointed by Libya’s democratically-elected parliament.
The other issues on which Thinni and his ministers was questioned was the issue of oil sales. [/restrict]