UK Ambassador Meets Libya’s Presidential Council Deputy

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On Wednesday, British Ambassador to Libya Nicholas Hopton held a meeting with the newly appointed Deputy of Libya’s Presidential Council, Abdullah Al-Lafi in Tripoli.

Hopton reiterated the UK’s support for efforts to reinforce security and stability across Libya, stressing the delivery of national elections in December 2021.

“I welcome the agreement reached by the UNSMIL-facilitated LPDF on a new Libyan executive. I look forward to working with this temporary authority,” Hopton tweeted on Friday.

The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Switzerland elected Al-Lafi and Musa Al-Koni as Deputies of the Presidential Council, while Mohamed Al-Menfi was elected as its President. Abdel-Hamid Dabiba was also elected as interim prime minister.

The transitional government will lead the country until national elections, which are scheduled for 24 December. The government must obtain the confidence of Parliament within 21 days to be approved.