Renewed military build-up in Tripoli following the failure of the “Representatives” and “State” talks
Williams invited Saleh and Al-Mishri to a meeting soon to “resolve differences”
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A photo circulated by the Dabaiba government at its meeting in Tripoli with a delegation from the Al-Awaker tribe
Cairo: Khaled Mahmoud
Yesterday, the military mobilization of armed militias in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, was renewed, coinciding with the invitation of UN Adviser Stephanie Williams, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, and President of the Council of State Khaled Al-Mashri to to meet within ten days at a place to be agreed “to overcome the outstanding points and differences which led to the failure of the rail talks.” Constitutional agreement between the two parties to agree on the constitutional basis for the postponed presidential and parliamentary elections.
Yesterday, local media monitored the movements of what they describe as major military forces for the second day in a row, reinforced with armored vehicles belonging to Osama Al-Juwaili, the former director of the Military Intelligence, as they prepare for the to enter capital, Tripoli. Video clips last night also showed the movement of an armed convoy attached to the National Mobile Force, equipped with heavy weapons and rocket launchers, in several areas west of the capital, Tripoli.
Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, head of the National Unity Government, recently vowed to confront any military moves by Juwaili, after dismissing him from his post, and demanding that the Presidential Council remove him from his post as commander of the Western Military Region removed.
In addition, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a brief statement by Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, his official spokesman, in which he said that his country “welcomes the outcomes of the third round of work on the Libyan constitutional track, presented by Cairo in coordination with the United Nations. “
Hafez praised what he described as “the great progress seen by the meetings, in terms of the Libyan brothers’ agreement on the majority of constitutional articles,” and expressed “aspiration that the Libyan Constitutional Committee will continue its efforts, and the limited number of remaining articles as soon as possible. ”
Hours before this statement, and in an effort to avoid a direct and official acknowledgment of the failure of these talks, Williams announced at a press conference yesterday morning the end of the third and final round of negotiations of the House Joint Committee of Representatives announced. and the Supreme Council of State, related to the constitutional track, at dawn yesterday.
Although she said the joint committee had “gained much consensus on the controversial articles in the Libyan draft constitution”; On the other hand, she pointed out that “differences exist over the measures that regulate the transition phase leading up to the elections.” After thanking Egypt for hosting the three rounds of talks in Cairo, and the members of the two Councils for their efforts to resolve their differences on a number of points, I promised that the United Nations would remain committed to its support for all Libyan efforts to end the protracted transition and instability, through comprehensive and transparent national elections as soon as possible A possible date, and in response to the aspirations of nearly 3 million Libyans who registered to run in the elections voice.
The differences between the House of Representatives delegations and the state revolved around the third and final round of talks in Cairo on the issue of allowing soldiers and dual nationals to run in the upcoming presidential election, in an effort to prevent the candidacy of Field. Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Commander-in-Chief of the National Army. In this context, a delegation of tribal elders from different regions of Libya, during a meeting with the Assistant Secretary-General and Acting Head of the United Nations Mission, Risdon Zeninga, expressed their full support for the holding of the elections, as the only solution to the political, security and economic challenges facing Libya.
According to a statement from the UN mission, members of the delegation stressed the need to work to prevent conflicts, stop the flow of weapons, and work for the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from Libyan territory, and ‘ calls on the United Nations and the international community to support the protection of Libya’s stability and sovereignty. Emphasizes the need to better protect the rights of political detainees and to release those who are detained illegally. Zeninga, in turn, urged the participants and the Libyan people to make their voices heard to the country’s leaders and decision-makers on the need to hold the elections as soon as possible. The delegation also highlighted the continued efforts of the UN mission to work with the Libyan authorities to ensure that all detainees receive due process of law, and that judicial rulings on their release are implemented.
Meanwhile, Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, head of the unity government, continued a series of meetings he said he held to support the elections, and to discuss the government’s readiness in the event of a constitutional basis to implement them, during explain his meeting. in Tripoli on Monday with the celebrities of the Awaqir tribe, who stressed that “the need to hold elections before the end of this year, as it is a demand for all the Libyan people, with the need for the government must continue. to provide its services to all Libyan regions and cities. “