Al-Lafi from Ankara: Libya Today Needs to Re-Evaluate its International Relations and Interests – Al Marsad

Libyan figures from the city of Zawiya such as the Presidential Council member, Abdullah al-Lafi, the Chairman of the advisory High Council of State, Khaled Al-Mishri, and Muslim Brotherhood member and former Minister of Defense with the Government of National Accord (GNA), Khaled Al-Namroush, all participated in the symposium organized by the AKP-aligned Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), today in Ankara, under the slogan “Towards a Deeper Understanding of the Policies of External Players Towards Libya ”.

(LIBYA, 27 May 2021) – Presidential Council member, Abdullah al-Lafi, in a speech at the SETA symposium in which a number of experts and researchers participated, stressed the need for Libya today to re-evaluate its international relations, and to redirect its interests according to a more rigorous and analytic understanding of what happened during the past decade in the country. He said the outputs of any academic work will have a positive impact on the research environment.

Regarding  topic of the conference organised by the Turkish think tank SETA, Abdullah al-Lafi said: “The policies of international players towards Libya are still difficult to understand for many, as the political and media circles that control global public opinion as they like, and they are on the side which achieve their interests.”


Al-Lafi said, “what happened in Libya, after the February 17th revolution, would not have happened had it not been for external parties; we can never view equally those who supported the struggle of our people, so that their struggle would culminate in the establishment of the civil state that he had always dreamed of, and those who wanted us to return to oppression, marginalization and economic and social backwardness.


The Presidential Council member al-Lafi concluded his speech by talking about the urgent need for academic research and study on political phenomena and changes, to help political decision makers formulate policies and take the right decisions.

In addition to the leaders from Zawiya, the meeting was also attended by the former Foreign Minister of Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Siala, and a number of members of the State Council.