UN-proposed government's PM to meet with Donald Trump in Washington

UN-proposed government's PM to meet with Donald Trump in Washington

April 25, 2017 - 11:48
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the UN-proposed government's Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, has been invited to visit the White House to meet with the US President, Donald Trump, next June reported The New Arab news website, citing sources from Al-Sirraj's government.

According to the sources, Al-Sirraj will also meet with the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, in Washington, in what seems to be a brokered meeting under the auspices of the US.

Earlier this year, Haftar had refused to meet with Al-Sirraj in Cairo, Egypt, as part of the then Egyptian initiative to sit the two men together to discuss the Libyan political conflict.

The New Arab also indicated that after meeting Trump, Al-Sirraj is going to meet with officials from the US administration to discuss the situation in Libya.

"The US administration is trying to reach a solution for the current political limbo in Libya." The sources were quoted by the New Arab as saying.

Last week in a joint press conference with the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Trump said his country should not play any role in bringing peace and stability to Libya.