Al-Mishri to Turkish Delegation: Libyan People Have the Right to Speak on the Draft Constitution – Al Marsad

The head of the advisory High Council of, Khaled al-Mishri, who is also a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Construction Party, said it was necessary to hold the Presidential and Parliamentary elections on their scheduled date of 24 December. 

(LIBYA, 13 June 2021) – Khaled al-Mishri’s statement came through a press statement issued by the media office of the State Council, which was followed by Al-Marsad newspaper, during a meeting with the visiting Turkish delegation to Libya headed by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in which the issues raised at the Berlin 2 conference were hoped to be held in June.

The statement added that Al-Mashri stressed the importance of ensuring the integrity of the elections and punishing those who obstructed them, and that the Libyan people have the right to say their word in the draft constitution prepared by the Constituent Assembly, and which was judicially challenged. The two sides also discussed bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional issues.

According to the statement, ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries were studied to serve the interests of the Libyan and Turkish peoples, while Al-Mashri praised Ankara’s role in supporting stability in Libya.

There was no comment from al-Mishri, who is known to be a pro-Turkey Islamist, on the scandal over the unannounced arrival of the Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar at Mitiga base without informing or receiving permission from Libyan authorities or any Libyan official or security being present during his arrival.

Al-Mishri has recently hinted that he may be running for Presidential elections.

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