By Sami Zaptia.
London, 8 March 2021:
Ahmed Maetig, Presidential Council Deputy in the outgoing Government of National Accord, announced yesterday that the curtain will officially be closed on the era of financial division between the east and west of the country.
He confirmed that the Tripoli Ministry of Finance transferred yesterday the salaries of all Libyan state employees in various sectors and administrative units to the Tripoli Central Bank of Libya.
He described this step as the first building block on the road of consolidation of Libya’s state institutions.
If confirmed, the financial reunification of east and west Libya would be the culmination of the meeting held in the eastern town of Brega in January this year.
It would also be the culmination of the Maetig-Hafter deal that allowed Libyan oil in its eastern fields to flow again – to start the thawing of east-west relations.
The icing on the cake of the whole process could be completed today if a quorate House of Representatives meeting does indeed go ahead in Sirte. Its main aim is to pass a vote of confidence in the designate Government of National Unity (GNU).
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