Libya’s Al-Koni Undergoes Heart Catheterization

The Deputy Head of the Libyan Presidential Council (PC), Mousa Al-Koni
The Deputy Head of the Libyan Presidential Council (PC), Mousa Al-Koni

The Deputy Head of the Libyan Presidential Council (PC), Mousa Al-Koni underwent a heart catheterization surgery, sources at a Tripoli hospital told the Libyan News Agency (LANA).

The sources added that his health condition was stable and that he was gradually recovering.

The spokeswoman of the PC, Najwa Wheba denied “all rumors” about the deterioration of Al-Koni’s health, or that he was in critical condition.

“Al-Koni was admitted to a hospital in Tripoli, where he underwent some tests. According to the medical staff, his condition is stable and is not a cause for concern,” Wheba confirmed.

This came two days after Al-Koni met with the Italian Foreign Minister’s Special Envoy to Libya, Nicola Orlando.

Al-Koni stressed the importance of “launching a political process facilitated and sponsored by the United Nations, through the UN Envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily.

Regarding the conference on cross-border cooperation, Al-Koni said “it is an important step forward in the European Union’s cooperation with the region in combating terrorism, human trafficking, and other forms of illegal trade and supporting sustainable development.”

Earlier this week, Al-Koni expressed his apologies on behalf of Libya to “all countries affected by the unlimited flow of weapons and support provided to terrorist groups in Libya over the last 11 years.

Al-Koni, during his speech at the regional conference on cross-border operations between Libya and the Sahel, said “This is due to the state of security chaos that we all suffered from, and led to the semi-collapse of the Libyan state.”

Al-Koni offered his apologies to the Chadian people, especially regarding the killing of Chadian President Idriss Déby, with weapons smuggled by the Chadian opposition in Libya. He stressed that “Everyone must assume their responsibilities and not allow a small group of terrorists and human smugglers to sow instability in these countries.”

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