January 2021

Russian Ministry of Industry: Libya interested in civilian aircraft, helicopters

January 31, 2021 - 22:42
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade said Saturday that Libya was interested in buying SSG100 and MC21 aircraft as well as passengers' helicopters from Moscow.

The Russian Ministry said after the visit of the deputy head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Ahmed Maiteeg, and his meeting with the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade, the former expressed interest in buying multi-mission helicopters, TASS news agency reported.

Libyan western military brigades reject UN-led dialogues

January 31, 2021 - 22:38
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Several military brigades from western Libya urged the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, to reunite the council and form a national unity government until elections are held on December 24, 2021.

The brigades called in a statement Sunday for the unification of all military factions in western Libya and ending all previous conflicts as well as reopening all roads connecting Libyan cities and returning forcefully-displaced people to their homes in western Libya.

Libyan judicial body deplores Al-Hafi's candidacy for new executive authority

January 31, 2021 - 20:56
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Association for Members of Judiciary (LAMJ) condemned the candidacy of the Head of the Supreme Judiciary Council and Supreme Court, Mohammed Al-Hafi, to the new executive authority, saying this is a serious violation of the separation of powers approach.

In a statement Sunday, the LAMJ said Al-Hafi's behavior is a threat to the unification and neutrality of the judiciary, urging UNSMIL and Libyan Political Dialogue Forum to reject the candidacy of any residing judicial member.

US hails nomination of candidates for new Libyan unified executive authority

January 31, 2021 - 19:59
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The US embassy congratulated in a statement the UN-facilitated Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) and all Libyans on the transparent nomination process for candidates to serve in the new and unified interim government, which will guide Libya toward elections on December 24, 2021.  

"We strongly support LPDF delegates as they gather on February 1-5 in Geneva to vote among these candidates." The statement reads.

Officials: Covid-19 vaccine may take time due to financial actions

January 31, 2021 - 16:36
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The head of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Combating Coronavirus, Khalifa al-Bakoush, confirmed that the agreement to import the Coronavirus vaccine has been approved by Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj but the routine formalities regarding the financial procedures may take a long time.

Al-Bakoush said the epidemic will be tackled through an intersectoral approach, including a sectoral committee composed of under-secretaries for health, local government, and social affairs.

Siyala, ambassador of Malta discuss challenges to the return of Maltese companies

January 31, 2021 - 13:29
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Ambassador of Malta to Libya, Charles Saliba, has confirmed that several Maltese companies have shown interest to return to Libya, although challenges still exist.

In a meeting with the Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Siyala Thursday, the Maltese ambassador explained that some companies expressed concerns about financial procedures.

The two sides discussed the latest developments in Libya, and in this regard, ambassador Saliba commended the political progress and declared Malta’s support to the Libyan people.

UNSMIL releases list of candidates for coming transitional government

January 31, 2021 - 11:45
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced the list of candidates for the new transitional government that will oversee preparations for a national election at the end of this year.

According to the UN list released on Saturday, 24 candidates are vying for the presidential council post while 21 others will compete for the post of prime minister.

Those running for the transitional government posts had one week until 28 January to submit their nominations.

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