HoR Speaker proposes Sirte as seat for new unified government

The House of Representatives’ Speaker Aqila Saleh said that he had proposed to the US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, to make Sirte the seat of the upcoming unified Libyan authority until the next parliamentary elections.

Saleh confirmed during a press interview that he discussed with the US ambassador the issue of oil, expressing his reservations about the presence of armed militias in the oil installations and that they have nothing to do with the oil file, expressing his refusal of oil revenues to go to armed militias and pay the salaries of mercenaries.

Saleh also stressed the need to find a new political solution and a new authority without any Turkish presence in any new political equation inside Libya.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives had agreed with the US ambassador, during a meeting in Cairo, on Monday, to “continue the ceasefire and keep the cities of Sirte and Al-Jufra demilitarized until the political dialogue resumes and the dialogue table returns.”

The media advisor to the Speaker of Parliament, Hamid Al-Safi, said in a statement that the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the US ambassador in Cairo discussed “the actual steps taken to move forward in the work of the advisor’s initiative, which culminated in the Cairo Declaration in accordance with the outcomes of the Berlin conference.”


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