By Sami Zaptia.
London, 28 February 2021:
Speaking at a press conference in Rabat, Morocco on Friday, House of Representatives (HoR) head Ageela Saleh made what seemed like contradictory demands of the forthcoming Government of National Unity (GNU).
Saleh said he ‘‘looked forward to a mini government that includes competencies from different parts of Libya.’’
He confirmed that the HoR will hold a session in the city of Sirte to give confidence to the government, but if this is not possible, the session will be held in Tobruk.
Saleh reiterated that the planned session will be set to grant confidence to the GNU, ‘‘where the House of Representatives will freely decide what it deems in the interest of the country’’.
He added that the HoR is looking forward to forming ‘‘a mini-government that includes competencies from different parts of Libya’’, explaining that ‘‘this stage in Libya is the stage of settling disputes between the parties to the rivalry’’, and ‘‘the government must include competencies from all Libyan regions, and that everyone participates in the power to get out of the crisis’’.
Saleh called on the head of the new government (GNU) to take into account the competencies and integrity when forming the government and to be from all parts of Libya until the desired consensus is achieved, referring to his initiative that he presented in April of last year, which is based on the participation of the three Libyan regions in the executive and legislative authority in addition to the sovereign positions.
Saleh calls for HoR meeting on 8 March to endorse GNU – either in Sirte or Tobruk depending on 5+5 JMC guaranteeing security in Sirte | (libyaherald.com)