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Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 22 - 2016 0 Comment

TRIPOLI More attacks on Libya’s oil facilities are likely unless a United Nations-backed unity government is approved, and militants hit one oilfield just last week, the head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Monday. Mustafa Sanalla told Reuters that suspected Islamic State militants had staged their latest attack against Libya’s oil infrastructure on late Thursday or Friday, setting  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 19 - 2016 0 Comment

Joint Statement on Libya The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the Libyan Presidency Council’s February 14 announcement of a Government of National Accord Cabinet. We take note of the spirit of openness and reconciliation embodied in this Cabinet. It is not easy to choose the path of  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 15 - 2016 0 Comment

15 February 2016 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, welcomes the announcement by the Presidency Council regarding the formation of the Government of National Accord. He congratulates the Presidency Council on this major breakthrough which promises a new beginning for Libya. SRSG Martin Kobler calls  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 9 - 2016 0 Comment

By Sami Zaptia. London, 8 February 2016: British ambassador to Libya Peter Millett said that Libyans need to learn the culture of political compromise referring to the vexing issue of Khalifa Hafter in the political tug-of-war taking place currently within the Presidential Council. He believed that Khalifa Hafter, appointed Chief of Staff by the Tobruk House of Representatives (HoR) could  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 1 - 2016 0 Comment

Tripoli (AFP) International pressure mounted Sunday on Libya to form a national unity government as the Islamic State jihadist group expands at the doorstep of Europe and the rest of Africa. In Libya itself, prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj met controversial army chief General Khalifa Haftar as part of a series of encounters to press the creation of a UN-backed unity  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 1 - 2016 0 Comment

WASHINGTON Fri Jan 29, 2016 The United States strongly supports efforts to diplomatically resolve political issues in Libya as part of its strategy towards Islamic State, the White House said on Friday. In a briefing with reporters, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States is concerned about security in Libya and mindful of the risk Islamic State poses  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Feb - 1 - 2016 0 Comment

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 30 January 2016: Medavia is resuming its Mitiga-Luqa flights which the Maltese government obliged it to suspend in November on security grounds. The Maltese Civil Aviation Authority has now re-licensed the carrier for the route. The service, using a 17-seater Beech 1900D aircraft, resumes this Monday. However instead of the previous daily flights, Medavia will  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 26 - 2016 0 Comment

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 25 January 2016: The UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler has welcomed what he called “the endorsement in principle” by the House of Representatives (HoR) of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) signed in Skhirat last month. The deal was given tentative approval by 97 out of 104 members this afternoon in an initial vote on it.  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 26 - 2016 0 Comment

BENGHAZI, LIBYA | BY AYMAN AL-WARFALLI Libya’s internationally recognized parliament voted on Monday to reject a unity government proposed under a United Nations-backed plan to resolve the country’s political crisis and armed conflict. Though not a surprise, the rejection was a setback in efforts to heal Libya’s deep divides. Of 104 members who attended the session in the eastern city  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 19 - 2016 0 Comment

Libya’s Presidential Council announced a new government of national accord on Tuesday aimed at uniting the country’s warring factions under a U.N.-backed plan. The Tunis-based council had pushed back the deadline for naming the government by 48 hours, amid reports of disputes over the distribution of ministerial posts. Only seven of the council’s nine members signed the document, which named  [ Read More ]