The Libyan delegation, led by the First Deputy Parliament Speaker, Fawzi Al-Nuwairi, voiced their protest and exited the opening session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) 147th General Assembly. This came as a response to accusations directed towards the Palestinian resistance, during the IPU President’s speech.
The IPU’s 147th General Assembly, hosted in Luanda, Angola, aimed at fostering dialogue and cooperation among Parliamentarians from various countries. The event saw participation from Angola’s President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, Speaker of the National Assembly Caroline Karkiora, IPU President Duarte Pacheco, and IPU Secretary-General Martin Chungong, among others.
During the event, the Libyan delegation stressed the urgent need to halt the genocide against Gaza’s residents, and stop the bloodshed and human rights violations. The delegation was vocal about the Palestinian issue, insisting on discussing the humanitarian situation arising from the brutal Israeli attacks on Gaza.
The situation escalated when accusations were made against the Palestinian resistance during the IPU President’s address. This prompted Al-Nuwairi and Sultanah Al-Mismari, along with other Arab and Islamic delegations, to leave the session until the conclusion of the speech, marking a stance of solidarity against the alleged biased narrative.
This protest reflects the Libyan delegation’s commitment to addressing the Palestinian issue, on an international platform. The delegation’s actions received attention, highlighting the ongoing tensions, and the imperative for unbiased dialogues in international forums.