German Ambassador Urges Libyan Parties to Ensure Peaceful Transition of Power


On Sunday, the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, received the German Ambassador to Libya, Oliver Owcza, to discuss the recent developments in the country, economic cooperation and bilateral relations between Libya and Germany.

In a statement, the GNA’s media office said that the German ambassador commended Al-Sarraj’s decision to hand over power to the coming executive authority, which is supposed to be formed by the current dialogue committee.

The German ambassador also called on all Libyan parties to ensure a legitimate and peaceful transition of power.

The statement noted that the two sides agreed “on the importance of committing to the outcomes of the Berlin Conference as well as holding legislative and presidential elections as soon as possible.

Earlier today, the German ambassador held a meeting with the Chairman of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, to discuss current initiatives that aim to promote a ceasefire and help the two warring parties engage in effective political dialogue.

Al-Mishri also discussed with the German ambassador the recent political and military developments in the country, highlighting Germany’s role in pushing the political process forward.

Last Friday, the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) issued a statement on the reopening of oil ports and the resumption of oil exports. The General Command confirmed its active participation in the intra-Libyan dialogue with the active and positive participation of Ahmed Maiteeq, the member of the GNA’s Presidential Council from the city of Misrata.
However, the LNA General Command regretted that the Muslim Brotherhood militia in Tripoli, led by Khaled Al-Mishri, pressured Maiteeq and forced him to cancel his visit as part of his repeated attempts to undermine the committee’s work.

“Regardless of these violations, we are still open to the intra-Libyan dialogue and ready to work on the basis of the agreement concluded recently. Sirte is ready to receive the dialogue members and welcomes all efforts geared to maintain Libya’s integrity.