Libya: Dbeiba’s government accuses the Arab League of “bias”… and Bashagha resigns

Libya: Dbeiba’s government accuses the Arab League of “bias”… and Bashagha resigns

Chadian militias announce their withdrawal from the south


Monday – Rajab 1, 1444 AH – January 23, 2023 AD


Al-Munfi’s meeting in Tripoli with the Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Presidential Council)

Cairo: Khaled Mahmoud

Yesterday (Sunday), the Arab League ignored accusations by the Libyan interim unity government led by Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, of “inability and prejudice”, in a new escalation of the differences between the two parties, following the unwillingness of the League’s General Secretariat and a number of countries to participate in the meeting of the Arab foreign ministers In the capital, Tripoli, the day before yesterday.
Al-Mangoush was of the opinion that the Tripoli meeting reminded Arab public opinion that the Arab dream had not been realized and faced serious challenges. She claimed that “the Arab League was unable to achieve the lowest levels of Arab solidarity with my country from the center of its country’s capital.” She added: “We are on the path of stability, and we will not give up rights.” Our people, and our loyal Arab brothers support us.
The spokesman for the unity government, Muhammad Hammouda, considered that the Tripoli meeting was legally sound, and saw that what the League’s General Secretariat did was seen as a bias against one member state at the expense of another.
He told local media that the Arab League charter did not specify a quorum for the consultative assembly, pointing out that the efforts aimed at obstructing the efforts of Libya and friendly countries to bring the Arab countries together bring, will not succeed, because they come against the will. of the Arab peoples first and the Arab leaders second.
For his part, Walid Al-Lafi, Minister of State in the Dabaiba government, claimed his success in holding the meeting and said in televised statements the day before yesterday: “We will not allow some countries that want to send negative messages that Libya is ‘ a country of chaos and wars, and we will not accept any new transitional government.”
The news agency loyal to the government of Dabaiba quoted Abdullah Al-Rahbi, the Sultanate of Oman’s ambassador to Egypt and its permanent representative to the Arab League, his country’s support for the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the unity government to reach and strengthen Arab solidarity, and encouraged all active political parties in Libya on the importance of dialogue, as it is the only way to end the crisis the country is going through.
The Arab League ignored this media escalation of the Dabaiba government, and its senior officials refused to comment on it.
On the other hand, Fathi Bashagha, the head of the parallel government of stability, thanked the Arab countries, led by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the General Secretariat of the League, for their refusal to participate in what he described as a play that the outgoing government tried to market, referring to the Dabaiba government, claiming to be the internationally recognized entity. .
Bashagha appealed to the Arab brothers to support the unity of the country and reconciliation between the Libyans and to support the Libyan-Libyan settlement that will lead to the existence of an elected authority that will carry out the will of the Libyan people represented. Legislative, in terms of the provisions of the Constitutional Declaration and the Political Agreement.
For his part, Abdullah Batili, head of the UN mission, considered that the consultative meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Tripoli is an expression of solidarity with the Libyan people and their support in their efforts to achieve a peaceful and prosperous building future.
He called on all international parties, including Libya’s neighboring countries, to unite their word and increase the pace of their support for Libya to help the country emerge from this protracted crisis, and opined that the registration of approximately 2.8 million Libyans in the electoral rolls indicates the will and determination of the Libyans to elect their representatives, restore legitimacy to their institutions and pave their way to stability through a democratic political process.
He pointed out that he called on all Libyan parties to work together to find ways to overcome their differences so that Libya regains its leading role as an African and Arab country, as part of the Mediterranean basin, and as an active member of the United Nations family.
In addition, Muhammad Al-Manfi, Chairman of the Presidential Council, quoted the Tunisian Foreign Minister, Othman Al-Jarandi, who met him yesterday in the capital, Tripoli, saying that his country supports all initiatives to break the political deadlock to come and achieve elections as soon as possible, and his zeal to improve the stability of Libya and his return to the exercise of his natural role in the region.
Al-Jarandi also praised the role of the Presidential Council and its acceptance of the national reconciliation project as a core to bridge the divide, bring the parties together and reunite the Libyans, while Al-Munfi the depth of the historical relations between the two countries, expressing his appreciation for what he described as Tunisia’s positive role towards the Libyan issue.
In addition, armed Chadian militias announced that they will leave the Libyan territories to Chad, based on the dialogue agreement presented by Qatar last August, between the Chadian government and the opposition factions.
A spokesman for the Union of Forces for Democracy and Development, led by General Muhammad Nuri, said that its elements, located in the city of Sebha in the south of Libya, started moving into Chadian territory since last Friday.
In turn, the special task force of Major General Tariq bin Ziyad of the National Defense Force, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, announced its stationing on the border strip with Chad.


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