By Gabriel Harrison.
Tunis, 10 August 2017:
Following on from his trip to Zintan yesterday morning, the head of the Presidency Council (PC), Faiez Serraj, met a delegation of dignitaries from the Majabra, Barasa, Obeidat and Qataan tribes last night.
In similar fashion to Serraj’s trip to Zintan, where he was welcomed despite Zintan normally supporting the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the interim government in Beida, he was warmly received by the representatives of the four eastern tribes.
The delegation expressed its support for Serraj’s efforts at political reconciliation, and welcomed the draft of the constitution.
Members also presented the draft of a proposal entitled “The National Project for Reconciliation”. They said that efforts to achieve national reconciliation would provide the foundation on which a civil, democratic state could be built.
They also stressed the need to unify the military under executive civilian authority, and condemned any attempts by the media to incite sedition between different sections of Libyan society. They welcomed, too, the proposed constitution from the Constitution Drafting Assembly.
For his part, Serraj laid out his plans to resolve the political stalemate, which include fresh elections, saying that the Libyan Political Agreement was the common ground for political reconciliation and reunification.