HoR in Tobruk Suspend Participation in UNSMIL Dialog

HoR in Tobruk Suspend Participation in UNSMIL Dialog

The dissolved parliament of Tobruk suspends its participation in the Libyan national dialogue in Morocco, saying it needs guarantees that the proposed unity government would be given a vote of confidence and monitored by Tobruk parliament, according to Tareq al-Jaroshi, a member of the dissolved parliament.

The General National Congress has accused Tobruk parliament of undermining ongoing efforts for a peaceful solution to the Libyan political crisis, saying in a statement that appointment of renegade general Khalifa Haftar as chief of the armed forces of Tobruk parliament is an obstacle to the national dialogue.

The GNC has also called the UNSMIL to be impartial and transparent in its dealing with the political rivals.

Meanwhile, Libyan party leaders and political activists met Tuesday in Algiers to continue efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in Libya.

The Algerian Deputy Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel said the meeting was a “promising starting point” for the achievement of a government of national consensus.

The meeting is part of Algeria’s ongoing efforts to settle to the political and security crisis in Libya.