HoR official: Algeria's recognition of Dbeibah is an interference in Libyan affairs

HoR official: Algeria's recognition of Dbeibah is an interference in Libyan affairs

May 01, 2022 - 11:48
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Algeria’s recognition of the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdul Hamid Dbeibah is an interference in the internal affairs of Libya, says the head of the foreign affairs committee of the east-based House of Representatives (HoR), Youssef Al-Aqouri.

Following Dbeibah's visit to Algeria on April 18, Tebboune underscored in an interview with a local media outlet that his country supports the GNU, insisting that changing the existing government in Libya should be done through elections.

As Al-Aqouri put it, recognizing Dbeibah and rejecting the PM-designate of the HoR Fathi Bashagha is prejudicial to Libya's national unity and shows disregard for the "elected authority of the people" in reference to the HoR.

He said the Algerian position was unsupportive and failed to take into account the considerations of brotherhood, the right of neighborhood, and respect for the sovereignty of the Libyan state, as he recalled the Libyan's support for "their Algerian brothers" in the history of their struggle.

The HoR official said specific parties want the Libyan crisis to continue to achieve their narrow commercial interests.

"Some countries have benefited from the chaos in the country to plunder Libya's oil and mineral capabilities by encroaching on those resources inside Libyan territory."

He urged the "sane people" in Algeria to give precedence to the voice of reason and play a positive role for the benefit of the Libyan nation by recognizing the parallel government of Fathi Bashagha.