September 2020

Sarraj announces intention to hand over power by end of October

September 17, 2020 - 13:41
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Presidential Council's head, Fayez Al-Sarraj has disclosed his intention to leave the office and hand over power to a new executive authority by the end of October.

In a brief televised speech on Wednesday, Al-Sarraj recalled his "efforts towards reconciling the differences between parties and unifying the state institutions."

"The political climate in Libya remained polarized making all attempts aimed at finding peaceful settlements extremely difficult," he said.

Turkey-Libya Business Council: Turkish exports to Libya could reach $10 billion a year

September 16, 2020 - 21:23
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Turkey-Libya Business Council Chairman, Murtaza Karanfil, said Tuesday his country's exports to Libya could be increased from 1 billion dollars to 10, telling Anadolu Agency that Libya is now preparing for investments in aviation, infrastructure and other service sectors' projects.

Abusahmin meets Russia's Bogdanov in Moscow

September 16, 2020 - 19:59
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The head of the "Ya Biladi" Party, Nuri Abusahmin, met during his visit to Moscow, with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, at the invitation of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The two sides exchanged views on the latest developments in Libya and what active role Moscow can play in light of Libya's ongoing crisis, according to the Ya Biladi media office.

Italy rejects blackmail over release of nationals detained in Benghazi

September 16, 2020 - 19:56
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad
Luigi Di Maio

The Italian Foreign Ministry has rejected extortion over the Italian nationals detained in Libya's Benghazi.

The Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio said on the radio that a government summit would be held to discuss this blackmail regarding the detained Italian fishermen in Benghazi, which Rome wouldn't accept, adding Italy had contacted international actors who have influenced on Haftar to help release the fishermen.

Five European countries urge for speedy appointing new UN envoy to Libya

September 16, 2020 - 19:51
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Five members of the UN Security Council on Tuesday welcomed the inter-Libyan dialogue held in Bouznika and its outcome, considering it a “positive step” towards the rapid resumption of the political process and a way out of the crisis in Libya.

“The outcome of the mediation talks held in Switzerland and Morocco are positive steps towards the early resumption of the Libyan political process,” said five current and incoming European members of the Security Council, namely Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany and Ireland.

Bani Walid hosts scientific conference on Libya's "Brain Drain"

September 16, 2020 - 16:25
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Attracted by higher pay and better opportunities many talent Libyans leave to wealthier parts of the world for education and work experience, but some return, some do not.

The "Al-Mutaka" Centre for Strategic and Future Studies in Bani Walid held on Saturday a scientific conference to discuss this phenomenon "The immigration of Libyan educated abroad".

Covid-19 advisory committee insists on testing and quarantine restrictions for returnees

September 16, 2020 - 14:48
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Scientific Advisory Committee for combating Covid-19 has insisted that travelers returning to the country should undergo the coronavirus testing and the quarantine restrictions.

In a letter to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and the head of the Committee for the Libyans stranded abroad, the advisory committee said that the returnees should be subject to a BCR testing upon their entry to the country, provided that the result comes out negative within a period of three days.

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