LIBYAPROSPECT – Tripoli
The head of the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and the head of the State Council, Abdul-Rahman Al-Swehli, as attended the sixth meeting of the Libyan Army officers, on Wednesday in Tripoli.
The members of the PC, Ahmed Mitig, Adul-Salam Kujman, and Ahmed Hamza, attended the meeting, as well as the Defense Minister, El-Mahdi El-Barghathi, the Interior Minister, Al-Aref Al-Khoja, and army officers also attended.
Also, the deputy head of the State Council, Mohamed Emazeb, attended with the heads of the permanent committees of the State Council.
Al-Swehli confirmed, in his statement, that he supports the efforts to establish a united Libyan Army, loyal to God then to the nation. Adding that this army must be under the authority of the civic political body, the presidency of the PC, the highest leader of the Libyan army.
Al-Swehli stressed that the Libyan army is not tied to one particular person or more. He stated that the Libyan people are the ones who have the authority to appoint the leadership of the army through the legislative bodies that derived from the Political Agreement without any internal or external orders.
Al-Swehli praised the efforts and sacrifices of the forces of the Operation “Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous,” which nearly to liberate the city of Sirte from the elements of the Islamic State (IS).
He said that the State Council denounces the attempts to impose the fait accompli by force from few groups who refuse the Political Agreement. Al-Swehli added that he would continue taking the responsibility in coordination with the PC against that group who is trying to breach the Political Agreement and spoil the efforts of the peace.
Al-Swehli and the members of the PC convened, on the sideline of the meeting to discuss the recent political and security developments in the country. They talked about how to deal with the group that attacked and occupied the headquarter of the State Council.