Desperate Haftar attempts despite international support for PA

Desperate Haftar attempts despite international support for PA

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LIBYAPROSPECT – Editorial

The Regional States and the International Community confirm their support for the Political Agreement in Libya as the only way out of the crisis.

Algeria and Congo issued a joint statement following a visit by the Congo President to Algeria, confirmed the need to widen the national dialogue to involve all parties in Libya, as the way out of the crisis in Libya.

The statement said that the discussions between two presidents, Denis Sassou Nguesso and Abdul Aziz Butafleka, tackled the situation in Libya and consequences. Both parties confirmed their support to a consensual constant political resolution that preserves the unity and integrity in Libya.

From another side, the official spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Ahmed Abu Zaid, said that the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, stressed the commitment of the International Community to back all efforts to implement a political solution in Libya, during talks with his French counterpart.

Abu Zaid added that “Shoukry reviewed Cairo’s efforts to build the reconciliation, find a solution within the Libyan Political Agreement, the solution has to be pure Libyan.”

The Egyptian President, Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, previously, confirmed Cairo’s position towards the unity and stability in Libya, stressing the respect for Libyans will, who have strong historical relation with Egypt.

Al-Sisi also said that his country is doing its best to support the consensus efforts between the different Libyan factions, find a resolution that guarantees the security, build the Libyan state institutions.

He added that “the Libyan parties should realize suffering of the people, find quick resolutions to end that suffering. Egypt will not spare any efforts to help Libyans reach an agreement, will continue cooperation with the neighbor and regional countries.”

Also, France, despite the Dignity Operation commanders attempts to get more support, stressed its commitment to reconciliation. The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, confirmed the National Oil Corporation chaired by Mustafa Sanalla is the only institution authorized to export oil, and that the political solution and national reconciliation are the only way to restore peace and stability in Libya.

As for the Arab League, its envoy to Libya, Salah Addin Al-Jemaly, renewed the confirmation that the dialogue is the only way to solve the Libyan crisis. Al-Jemaly said, in a media statement on Friday, that “the Arab League is involved in efforts to close the gaps between the Libyan factions.” He pointed that he convened with different parties in east and west Libya, and they are convinced with dialogue.

Despite that, Dignity Operation supporters pressure to transfer power to General Khalifa Haftar. Some demonstrators rallied, on Friday, in Tobruk and Benghazi demanding to hand over power to Haftar, topple the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA). They saluted the Egyptian President and Jordan King. Demanded the cancellation of Skhirat agreement and the parallel executive institutions.

Observers said that “despite media campaigns promoted for Friday rallies in Barga, small numbers participated raising the Egyptian flag and Al-Sisi pictures, the scene resembles rallies in Egypt. Besides, few Libyans participated despite attempts to manipulate the picture to prove the opposite.”