By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 12 May 2017:
In a potentially significant development, the head of the Presidency Council (PC) Faiez Serraj, accompanied by one of the PC deputy presidents, Fathi Majbri, has had discussions in Tunis with a group of House of Representatives (HoR) members mainly from the east.
The talks focussed on possible developments from the meeting Serraj had with Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter in Abu Dhabi ten days ago.
According to Benghazi member Issa Al-Araibi, hitherto a seemingly firm foe of the Presidency Council, the members told Serraj to have more meetings with Hafter.
The talks followed those two days ago in Tripoli at which Serraj briefed some 50 HoR members of the meeting with Hafter.
The latest meeting was described as positive by members. However, one HoR member expressed disappointment that Serraj had flown to Tunis rather than Cairo to meet Khalifa Hafter. There needed to be an agreement as soon as possible between the two, he said. He claimed that anti-Hafter pressure from hardliners in Tripoli and Misrata had forced Serraj to postpone a second round of talks with the field marshal planned for Cairo.
Presidency Council member Ahmed Maetig was also in Tunis at the same time but did not meet the HoR delegation.
Serraj flew out of Tunis this evening.