December 2021

Libyan Government of National Unity vows to hand power after elections

December 12, 2021 - 21:02
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Prime Minister-designate, Ramadan Abujanah, has vowed that the Government of National Unity (GNU) will hand over power after December 24 elections, saying Libyans should preserve the achieved stability by voting.

Abujanah added, in a joint press conference in Tripoli on Sunday with a number of GNU ministers, that the GNU supports holding elections on time, saying the judiciary has had its say regarding election appeals.

Governor says unification of Libya's Central Bank to take 6 months

December 12, 2021 - 20:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Governor of the Libyan Central Bank Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir said unifying process needs six months, in which all challenges will be overcome.

Al-Kabir told Bloomberg that there's no budget deficit in Libya, neither there is a deficit in private expenditures with the last month's increase of oil prices, reiterating the need for cooperation between the government and parliament to tackle the increase of public debt (270%) of the GDP.

UNSMIL says Stephanie Williams has arrived in Tripoli

December 12, 2021 - 18:44
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced the arrival of the Special Advisor of the Secretary General, Stephanie Williams, to Libyan capital, Tripoli.

UNSMIL said on Sunday that Williams will lead the good offices and mediation efforts and engagement with Libyan, regional, and international actors, in close coordination with UNSMIL, to pursue the implementation of the three intra-Libyan dialogue tracks and support the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections.

EU allocates €1 million to support WFP programs in Libya

December 12, 2021 - 18:25
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The UN World Food Program (WFP) has received a contribution of €1 million from the European Union to support WFP-led humanitarian air operations in Libya.

The funds would go to the UN humanitarian air services, the WFP explains, indicating that this would allow humanitarian workers to access remote areas in Libya, transport life-saving medical materials related to COVID-19 and other humanitarian supplies.

Former GNC member: 24 December poll will be catastrophic if they go ahead

December 12, 2021 - 17:43
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Former member of the General National Congress (GNC), Mahmoud Abdulaziz, says that the 24 December elections will be "literally catastrophic" if they go ahead as scheduled and would not achieve their goal.

In an interview with The Libya Observer, Abdulaziz said the voting can not go ahead in such a tense environment, and if it does, it will be a disaster for Libya and could portend another war.

Foreign Ministry official in Rome to follows up on cases of Libyan prisoners in Italy

December 12, 2021 - 12:23
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Chairman of the permanent committee to follow up on the Libyan prisoners abroad at the Foreign Ministry, Muhammad Zaidan, held a meeting Saturday in Rome with Libya's Ambassador to Italy Omar Al-Tarhouni to discuss the conditions of Libyan inmates in Italian prisons.

A statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the meeting touched upon issues related to Libyan prisoners in Italy and the need to follow up on their cases and provide the necessary assistance, including financial support.

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