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El-Dairy: We are walking towards consensus

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The Libya Foreign Minister, Mohamed El-Dairy, has ruled out claims of the Government of National Accord (GNA) being appointed by the United Nations, calling on all parties to accept consensus.

El-Dairy denied any UN dictations concerning the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA), in his interview with Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Saturday. “The government will be formed and accredited by people’s representatives within 30 days”, he added.

According to the political agreement signed on December 17th, the Government of National Accord (GNA) shall be formed and announced within 30 days after signing. Fayez Al-Sarraj was announced the Libyan Prime Minister.

“It may be hard to reach a Libyan assent on solution, but we are walking towards consensus, though difficulties due to existence of Islamic State group (IS)”, El-Dairy said.

El-Dairy noted that the United Nations hasn’t officially pledged to lift embargo imposed on arming the Libyan Army. Member states including Britain, France and Russia expressed readiness to arm the army after the government is formed and on its demand.

He hoped all parties to join the agreement to save time for building Libya and saving its citizens.

Oman is currently hosting talks between the chiefs of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the General National Congress (GNC). El-Dairy hoped they reach agreement concerning the political agreement.

Before the political agreement was signed on 17th December, both chiefs announced from Malta that more time is needed before signing, refusing a government imposed by abroad.

El-Dairy hailed the international and Arab support to the agreement and the Government of National Accord (GNA).