The media office of Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya has denied that there is any meeting being prepared in Cairo or elsewhere between Haftar and the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj.
A Libyan coastguard vessel was reportedly shot at from the shore by people-smugglers as it intercepted 700 migrants off Sabratha.
The Libyan camps where traffickers hold refugees resemble concentration camps, German diplomats have said.
The Head of the Salvation Government, the previous government in Tripoli, Khalifa Al-Ghowel, said, on Sunday, that the awaited meeting between the commander of the House of Representatives (HoR) army, General Khalifa Haftar, and the head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj, won’t achieve any political outcomes.
All Misrata brigades operating under Misrata Military Council will join the Central Military Zone of the Libyan Army, the council announced on Sunday, a step that aims to unite the most powerful armed brigades in the country under one command.
Libyan Navy patrols, working in Al-Zawiya Oil Refinery, said they had intercepted two boats off Sabratha shores on Sunday and rescued 700 illegal immigrants onboard.
The Labor Minister at the UN-proposed government, Ali Qalma, resigned on Friday and said the Presidential Council had been “absolutely abducted.”
Any deal with Libya to control migration similar to that reached with Turkey cannot be signed until a semblance of political stability has returned to the country, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today.
Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj has blamed the many challenges faced by Libya on decades of previous turmoil in the country. He was speaking at a mini-summit in Brazzavile, Congo, organised by the African Union’s High Level Committee on Libya.
Libyans will face a visa suspension preventing them from entering the US when, as expected, the new President Donald Trump signs an executive order today that prohibits visas being issued to nationals from a number of Middle Eastern and North African states.