In a landmark moment in Libya’s tumultuous political history since the 2011 revolution, the country’s split parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR), elected in the 2014 elections, finally met in a reunified and quorate session in the city of Sirte yesterday.
The Government of National Accord’s Ministry of Interior announced that it will tighten security in the city of Sirte in preparation to host the parliament’s full quorum session to grant confidence to Libya’s incoming Government of National Unity.
There were reports yesterday that some Wagner forces stationed near Sirte had withdrawn eastwards.
Commander of the Sirte Al-Jufra Operations Room, Brigadier General Ibrahim Bait Al-Mal, confirmed in a press statement that they had monitored about eight buses and two military vehicles moving from Al-Qardabiya Base in Sirte towards the east.
“The city of Sirte is ready to host the House of Representatives (HoR) planed session to grant a vote of confidence for the Government of National Unity (GNU),” the 5+5 joint military committee confirmed on Sunday.
The Head of the military delegation of the Government of National Accord’s Libyan Army at the 5+5 Joint Military Commission, Ahmed Abu Shahma, said Sirte was still under the control of foreign forces and mercenaries.
The Libyan army announced on Wednesday that it had monitored movements by the Russian Wagner mercenaries west of the city of Sirte, and considered them a “breach of the ceasefire agreement”.
The 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) confirmed that the city of Sirte has been secured to hold the full quorum session of the Libyan House of Representatives to grant their vote of confidence to Libya’s new government.
The House of Representatives (HoR), the internationally recognized Libyan parliament headed by Ageela Saleh and based in Tobruk, has started preparations to hold a special session in Sirte to endorse the soon-to-be presented Government of National Unity (GNU).
The House of Representatives (HoR), Libya’s internationally recognized parliament based in Tobruk announced that it plans to hold a special session in Sirte to grant confidence to the country’s newly selected executive, the Presidency Council and Government of National Unity (GNU).