Member of the House of Representatives, HoR, Saleh Efhima, said Tuesday that many of the HoR members applauded a suggestion of holding direct meetings with members of the General National Congress, GNC, in an effort to resolve the crisis.
Efhima stressed that compromises should be made to reach an agreement that can be adopted by the United Nations, UN, to guarantee its execution. He added that in case a Government of National Accord (GNA) is reached, a committee will be formed of both sides to hold a meeting in Libya, Ajwaa net reported.
There is a side benefiting from the ongoing conflicts that won’t let a solution be, or even deal seriously with the inputs and present compromises, he added.
On the other side, the GNC member, Abdulqader Alhwily, told Ajwaa net, Monday, that a number of the GNC members are holding sessions with the HoR members ahead of a direct meeting between both sides.
First of the preliminary meetings of the Libyan talks was held between the GNC and the HoR representatives for South Libya areas in Tunisia, he elaborated.
The mainstream in the GNC, according to Alhwily, supports the Libyan-Libyan talks and refuses the latest outputs of the talks sponsored by the UN Support Mission in Libya, UNSMIL.
The UN special envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, met with the Egyptian foreign minister, Sameh Shokry, Monday, and the Secretary General of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby about the developments of the Libyan crisis and ways to form the Government of National Accord; foreign and Arab ambassadors and Libyan official took part in the convenience.
Sources confirm that the head of the HoR, Ageela Saleh, offered signing the political agreement provided retired General, Khaifa Haftar, is still a part of the military and political scene in Libya.
Leon turned down the offer for “practical” considerations. Leon believes that the existence of Haftar will hinder the Government of National Accord entrance to Tripoli, in addition to refusals from other talks participants to Haftar being a part of any Libyan scene.
For the deputy Prime Minister, Fathy Almagbry, he didn’t express his opinion about Haftar in discussions with the US envoy to Libyan, Jonathan wiener. Almagbry left the matter to the Government of National Accord (GNA), while stressing the importance of “veto” power for all PM deputies, according to sources.
Sources believe that Almagbry’s demand of veto stems from fear of holding responsibility of any failure in front of his supporters in Cyrenaica, East Libya, besides fears of the PM, Fayez Al-Sarrag’s exclusiveness.
Egypt demanded, in Monday’s talks, guarantees represented in a fair share of participation in rebuilding Libya, petrol products with preferential prices, and investment in exchange for giving up the support of retired Major General Haftar.
The UN notified talks participants of postponing a session was scheduled to be held Wednesday, to give parties opportunity for further discussion and consult.
France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations have confirmed their full support for the GNA, while opinions of representatives in the HoR and the GNC varied between pro and anti-government.