Al-Qatrani to Cyrenaican Sheikhs: GNU Did Not Commit to Implementing the Terms of the Political Agreement – Al Marsad

The First Deputy Prime Minister of the interim Government of National Unity (GNU), Hussein al-Qatrani, received on Saturday, in the Office of the Presidency of the Cabinet of Libya in the city of Benghazi, members of the Supreme Council for the Social Component of the Tribes of Cyrenaica.

Hussein al-Qatrani discussed with the sheikhs, wise men, and notables of the tribes present in the Cyrenaica region, the latest local developments, and the reasons for the statement of the representatives of Cyrenaica in the GNU.

Al-Qatrani made it clear that the presidency of the GNU did not commit to implementing the terms of the political agreement and the governing principles of the Roadmap, such as the unification of institutions and the equitable distribution of capabilities through the correct legal methods among the three regions.


He stressed that the meeting with the tribes was not to divide the country, but rather to evaluate the government’s path and urge it to address service files, foremost of which is solving the electricity problem and confronting Covid-19, in addition to preparing for the success of the upcoming elections on time on 24 December 2021.

He also emphasised the role of tribes in national reconciliation, and the need to launch it quickly in order to pave the way for the December elections and ensure their success.

Al-Qatrani noted the need to heal the rift that affected Libya’s social fabric, and that it could be achieved through the role of the tribes in promoting reconciliation.

In turn, the members of the Supreme Council for the Social Component of the Tribes of Cyrenaica affirmed their support for this effort and are standing behind it. They agreed that there was urgent need for the GNU to follow the Roadmap through a fair distribution of the wealth of the country, as well as jobs and improving the level of services.

The tribal leaders pointed out that their council includes various tribes in Cyrenaica, most of them hail from western Libya, and stressed need for the entire region to obtain its full rights without diminishment.

They concluded the discussion by emphasizing the important of the cohesion of Libya and its social fabric, and rejecting everything that would strengthen the differences between the Libyan people.