Arab League to cut ties with Libyan eastern Interim Government

Arab League to cut ties with Libyan eastern Interim Government

September 20, 2018 - 12:55
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Arab League has voiced support for the government of the Presidential Council (PC) as the sole legitimate body in Libya, urging in its ministerial meeting 150 headed by Sudan to suspend communication with Libyan parallel institutions, referring to the Interim Government in Al-Bayda, which is appointed by the House of Representatives.

“There should be a comprehensive political solution to Libya’s crisis as we are in support of the Skhirat agreement signed on December 17, 2015. We stress on the need to respect Libya’s sovereignty and oppose any foreign intervention. We also back up the PC in its fighting against terrorism.” The Arab League’s statement reads.

It also urged the UN Security Council to partially lift the arms embargo on Libya to allow the Presidential Guard to fight terrorism and the coastguards to fight illegal immigration and human traffickers.

“We also welcome the Action Plan of the UNSMIL and we call on the HoR and the High Council of State to do their bits especially regarding the passing of the referendum law then holding elections as soon as possible. We also stress the need for ending division in all state institutions in the country.” The statement adds.

The members also called for better administration of the frozen assets of the Libyan state in foreign banks so Libyans can benefit from them by coordination between the PC and the UN Security Council.

They also reiterated the importance of the role of the four-member committee proposed by the Secretary General of the Arab League and the outcome of their meeting on April 30 in Cairo.

The 150th meeting of the Arab League ended Tuesday after discussing may Arab pressing issues including the status quo in Libya.

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