Speaker of Libya's Parliament, Haftar's son arrive in Qatar

Speaker of Libya's Parliament, Haftar's son arrive in Qatar

September 10, 2022 - 22:31
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh and the son of Khalifa Haftar, Belgassem - representing his father - arrived Saturday in Doha, Qatar; just two days after the visit of the Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, who met with Qatari Emir, Tamim Al Thani.

Qatar News Agency said Saleh and his accompanying delegation were received at Doha airport by the Head of Shura Council Hassan bin Abdullah Al-Ghanem and other officials, including Libyan ambassador to Doha, Hamad Al-Lafi and Qatar's ambassador to Libya, Khalid Al-Dawssari.

Earlier on Saturday, sources said Saleh had tasked member of the HoR Essa Al-Arebi, who is loyal to Haftar, with going to Qatar to strengthen relations.

HoR member Abdelmonem Al-Arefi, said Saleh's visit to Doha was part of the efforts to turn a new page as there can be no permanent friend or permanent enemy, adding that changing positions leads to changing political directions and that if Qatar isn't a mediator for stability then it won't be a mediator to see one party win over the other.

Last Thursday, Emir of Qatar met with Dbeibah in Doha and reiterated the need to support international efforts to hold elections in Libya as the only choice for the people to reach stability, stressing rejection to transitional phases.