East Libya government angry with Arab Summit

East Libya government angry with Arab Summit

March 31, 2017 - 20:43
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The interim government based in the eastern city of Bayda has deplored the 28th Arab League Summit in Jordan, accusing the Arab League of imposing a trusteeship government in Libya.

In a statement on Thursday, the government, led by Abdullah Al-Thani, criticized the speech of the head of UN-proposed Presidency Council Fayaz Sirraj in the summit and accused him of telling lies to the Arab leaders.

“The Arab League insists that this unconstitutional body represents Libyans,” the statement remarked, adding that the interim government should have been invited instead of the Presidency Council.

The final communique of the Arab Summit has called for providing political support to the Presidency Council and stop dealing with parallel institutions. 

Al-Thani reacted in his statement that dealing with Fayaz Sirraj government will only add more chaos and would prolong political fragmentation, accusing the government of Fayaz Sirraj of leading a war between Libyans.

“We are very sorry that Libya has been represented by this illegitimate body; it is a violation of the constitutional legitimacy in Libya,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, so-called the National Sovereignty Bloc of the House of Representatives has called for suspension of Libya’s membership in the Arab League after the latter had invited the Presidency Council to represent Libya in Amman Arab Summit.

The bloc, a group of puppets in the hands of Egypt, said the invitation of Fayaz Sirraj is interference in the internal affairs of the country, calling the Arab League and its Secretary General to respect Libya’s sovereignty and legitimacy.

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