Al-Mangoush: We Reject the Presence of Any Foreign Bases for Any Country Inside Libya – Al Marsad

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the interim Government of National Unity (GNU), Najla al-Mangoush, affirmed her rejection of the presence of any foreign bases for any country inside Libya. She said Libya will not serve as a regional base for any country.

(LIBYA, 11 June 2021) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the interim GNU Najla al-Mangoush’s position came during a joint press conference she held in the capital, Tripoli, with the UK’s Minister for Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly, in which she stressed that Libya will not be a front for destabilizing the region, and that its airspace and lands cannot become a base for any force or any country.

Al-Mangoush said Libya’s engagement and the consistency of its official positions with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions is matched by a firm Libyan will to reach stability.

She expressed appreciation for Britain’s willingness to put pressure on the intervening countries in Libya.

Al-Mangoush called for the need for coordination and strengthening international positions towards the Libyan crisis, as well as the importance of Libyan and British cooperation in all fields, particularly in financial and administrative areas. She called on the UK to work on reopening their embassy and consulate in Tripoli and Benghazi.

The Libyan Foreign Minister welcomed the visit of the British delegation and Britain’s support for the national unity government,  and its involvement in the success of the outcomes of the Berlin Conferences I and II, aimed at stabilizing Libya and making the political process successful.