Saleh: Libyan Tribes Play Role in Reconciliation


The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Saleh, met a number of notables, sheikhs, youth and intellectuals of the Awlad Hamad tribe, in the municipality of Wardama in the Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar region. Saleh’s meeting came in response to an invitation from the Awlad Hamad tribe.

During the meeting, Saleh expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Awlad Hamad tribe. He stressed the important role of all tribes in achieving national reconciliation and contributing to security and social peace.

The Speaker of the Libyan HoR also briefed on the developments in the political situation in the country.

On their part, notables, sheikhs, youth and intellectuals of the Awlad Hamad tribe affirmed, during their speeches, their support for the Speaker of the HoR, Aqeela Saleh.

They praised his endeavors for the sake of the country and affirmed their support for the HoR representing the Libyan people.

The meeting also dealt with a number of issues and problems that the municipality of Wardama suffers. At the end of the meeting, notables, sheikhs, youth and intellectuals of the Awlad Hamad tribe honored the Speaker of the HoR in recognition of his national stances.

On Thursday, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, said that “since the postponement of Libya’s elections a year ago, little to no progress was achieved on the remaining outstanding issues,” adding that the “status quo is no longer acceptable.”

Bathily, alongside France, co-chaired a plenary session of the Security Working Group (SWG) meeting in Tunis. They focused on the upcoming steps in the implementation of the ceasefire agreement, the reunification of Libya’s military institutions, and elections security.

The UN Envoy said that elections “are of extreme importance to so many Libyans, who are tired of the delaying tactics employed by some of their leaders.”

Bathily added that nearly three million voters have registered for elections, demanding their right to choose their leaders.

Speaking on the withdrawal of foreign forces, fighters, and mercenaries, he said the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) has achieved a level of “relative preparedness” with the Libyan Ceasefire Monitoring Mechanism “but political will and decisive actions are needed to launch the process.”

He said the JMC agreed to create the conditions necessary for the establishment of the ceasefire mechanism in Sirte “to enhance trust between the two sides, and move forward with the training of local monitors.”