Bashagha: My Government Came to “Reunite” Libyans


Libya’s Parliament-designated Prime Minister, Fathi Bashagha said that his government “came to reunite and serve Libyans in all regions of the country,” according a statement published by the government’s Media Office.

This came during a meeting on Thursday, with a delegation of the Darsa tribe. In the presence of the Minister of State for Legislative Affairs, Muhammad Abu Zegia.

The tribal figures renewed their support for Bashagha’s government, “especially since it was appointed by a Libyan agreement.” They also praised the government’s “role and efforts in the project of true national reconciliation,” according to the statement.

In turn, Bashagha welcomed the delegation, and praised their role in national reconciliation and the continued support for rebuilding the state.

Last month, Bashagha promised the elders, notables, and members of the Al-Kufra Municipal Council to provide the necessary support to the municipality and all regions of the south.

In his speech, Bashagha stated that his government “represents Libyan legitimacy, rather than international legitimacy represented by the Government of National Unity (GNU).”

He stressed his pride in the city of Al-Kufra, as it “represents a symbol of jihad, fusion, and national integration. It is a great historical symbol to the Italian aggression and occupation.”

Bashagha confirmed the city’s importance, and the southwestern region for all Libyans, especially in terms of national security. He emphasised the necessity of distinguishing them, “because they are the cities of frontiers, recesses of revolutions, and difficult nature.”

As well as noting the importance of encouraging Libyans to invest and settle there, by “providing services and finding solutions to the bottlenecks that the residents of these areas suffer from.”

“We want Al-Kufra to become a free and economical transit zone. We seek to run services and maintain the roads leading to it, which have decayed, leading to major problems that were exacerbated by the continuation of the political division and the wasting of the state’s capabilities.”