Al-Sirraj says it's about time Libya's crisis ended, proposes a road map

Al-Sirraj says it's about time Libya's crisis ended, proposes a road map

July 16, 2017 - 18:58
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government, Fayez Al-Sirraj, said it is time to unite Libya and save it from the crisis it is going through, adding that everyone is to blame for what has become of the country nowadays.

In a televised speech on Saturday, Al-Sirraj said his government worked for over a year on bridging the gap among Libyan parties and had always tried to extend welcoming hands for reconciliation across Libya despite all the obstacles and division in the state institutions in the country.

Al-Sirraj accused the House of Representatives and the High Council of State 's members of being totally unable to live up to their privileges regarding the sovereign positions, saying his government is working on making exceptional decisions to handle this issue.

"We have recruited the youth in the military and security institutions and we have been so strict to those who created chaos in the country. Nonetheless, the security apparatuses proved capable of securing the entire capital." Al-Sirraj explained, referring also to the sacrifices of the "heroes" who uprooted terrorism from Sirte and those who sacrificed in Benghazi and other cities."

He also proposed a new road map to that will help end the current crisis in Libya, urging for uniting the military institutions and putting them under a civilian authority, plus putting in place some mechanisms to activate transitional justice and declare an amnesty in the country.

On the political level, Al-Sirraj called for presidential and parliamentary elections in March 2018 under the umbrella of the Libyan Political Agreement until a new Prime Minister is nominated by the President-elect.

"Ceasefire in all cities across Libya except places where fighting terror is ongoing, forming a High Council of National Reconciliation with 100 members and forming dialogue committees under the sponsorship of the UN to discuss elections law and constitution amendment." Al-Sirraj included in his road map.

He also said that there will be formations of committees with the HoR to join the divided institutions into one body, adding that the PC will urge the Central Bank of Libya to commit to handling the cash shortage issues.

Meanwhile, the HoR Speaker, Aqilah Saleh, rejected the road map of Al-Sirraj and told Al-Nabaa TV that there will be no elections until the Libyan constitution is ready.