By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli/Benghazi, 10 October 2017:
The moves to amend the Libyan Political Agreement by the dialogue committees of the House of Representatives and the State Council as well as bilateral relations were the main subjects in talks today, Tuesday, between the head of the Presidency Council (PC), Faiez Serraj, and German Ambassador Christian Buck. Confirming the German government’s support for the PC’s government of national accord as well as the action plan presented last month by UN special envoy Ghassan Salamé, the ambassador also said that Germany wanted to further develop relations and also provide Libya with help to overcome the present crisis, according to the PC’s media office.
Picking up on the last point, Serraj asked that services and infrastructure programmes previously discussed between the two sides be speeded up.
Buck then flew to Benghazi for talks on the crisis with the head of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter.
Germany has been providing significant financial support to a number of programmes in Libya, and is Libya’s largest bilateral donor. It has given over $10 million to the UNDP’s Libya Stabilization Facility, which is supporting projects in Benghazi, Kikla, Obari, Sebha and Sirte – five times the amount provided by Italy, the UK or the Netherlands and more than twice that by the US. Numerous other projects have benefitted from German funding.