Al-Hweij to Bogdanov: LPA Does not Represent Libyans After GNA Signed Agreement with Turkish Colonizer   – Al Marsad

Abdulhadi al-Hweij, Libya’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, discussed on Wednesday with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East, and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov, the latest developments in Libya—especially the announcement made by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, regarding the mandate of the Libyan people.

[Libya, 1 May 2020] – Al-Hweij confirmed what was mentioned in Haftar’s speech regarding the end of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) which no longer represents Libyans, especially after the signing of the so-called Government of National Accord (GNA), an an agreement of “humiliation” with the Turkish colonizer, whereby terrorists and foreign mercenaries were brought to Libya, according to a press release issued by the media office of the Foreign Ministry. 

The statement pointed towards the decision issued by the House of Representatives (HOR) on 4 January regarding the abolition of the LPA and its consequences represented by the Presidential Council which became no longer unified due to individual policies and its dependence on militias and wasting money of the Libyan people, and the advisory State Council, which embrace the remnants of the national conference that represents only one sect and is dominated by Islamist groups.

Al-Hweij called on the international community to support the Libyan people’s choices and withdraw the recognition of the so-called GNA. The GNA lacks constitutional grounds and its terms are already expired. He reaffirmed that the GNA has become weak because of militias and terrorist groups that are globally and nationally wanted—categorized as extremist groups.

He also noted that the desired civilian democratic state will not be established amid the chaos from the spreading of arms and the proliferation of militias and terrorists.

The Libyan Foreign Minister stressed that the battle of the Libyan people today is embodied in fighting militias, restoring security and stability, and recovering the dignity of the homeland and citizens, so that “we can devote ourselves later to the battle of development and democracy and making progress for present and future generations.”

© Al Marsad English (2020)