Libya’s troublesome 2021 budget is likely to pass through parliament (the House of Representatives – HoR) as the government has finally caved in and allocated Khalifa Hafter and his Libyan National Army (LNA) an official budget of LD 2.5 billion.
The Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) has condemned hostile acts that aim to undermine the unity of the country and its stability on the coastal road between east and west Libya, adding in a statement that the chaos on the coastal road was a hate act that was done …
The Head of the High Council of State, Khalid Al-Mishri, told the visiting Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi di Maio, on Monday in Tripoli that there should a fine line drawn between the foreign forces that came to Libya based on official agreements with other states and mercenaries.
UN experts on Friday called on all private military contractors and mercenaries to leave Libya immediately, saying their departure is “overdue” and a “vital precondition” for the peaceful elections planned for this year, reports Anadolu Agency.
A meeting was conducted in the Sirte Security Directorate headquarters, presided over by Brigadier General Ali Alnusiri, Director of the General Department of Security Operations and member of the 5 + 5 Military Commission’s Security Arrangements.
The Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polonsky, said that Russia and Turkey fully agree on the necessity for all foreign forces and mercenaries to withdraw from Libya.
The main stretch of Coastal Road passing through the former fighting front between the pro and anti-Khalifa Hafter forces between the cities of Misrata and Sirte has finally been reopened today.
Egyptian sources: Dbeibah commits to Egyptian-brokered agreement with Haftar regarding state’s budget
The London-based Al-Araby Al-Jadeed newspaper has learned from independent Egyptian sources that mediation recently succeeded in bringing understandings between Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, and warlord Khalifa Haftar, stating that the two sides will meet very soon in Benghazi as a first stage.
HoR to hold session ‘‘to complete’’ budget law, election law, electoral districts, and the position of head of Intelligence
According to a statement issued yesterday by Abdalla Belheeg, the Official Spokesperson of the House of Representatives (HoR), the HoR will hold a session next Monday (2 August).
The Libyan Army has given the 5+5 Joint Military Commission – military delegation of five from Khalifa Haftar’s forces and another from the Libyan Army: mostly based in the western region – till July 31 to open the Misrata-Sirte coastal road.