Libyan Interim FM Announces Sirte Will Be Capital of New Government

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya’s Interim Government, Abdel-Hadi Al-Hwaij, said that Sirte will be the capital of the new government, considering it a meeting point for all cities in Libya.

This announcement came in Al-Hwaij’s speech before the preparatory committee for the second Sirte conference, which was held under the slogan “Bringing historical memory to support national constants.”

Al-Hwaij added that the conference sends a message that “the Libyans are able to create a solution to their crises,” recalling the Sirte conference that took place in 1922, when Libyans were divided and faced Italian colonialism.

The Foreign Minister pointed out that the basic idea of the conference is to send a message to the international community, confirming the ability of Libyans to solve their own problems and strive towards establishing a state of law and institutions.

The Libyan minister emphasized that the city of Sirte is the locomotive for a solution toward peace. Invitees from 70 Libyan cities have participated in the Second Sirte Conference.

It is noteworthy that the conference was held in commemoration of the first conference of the Libyan tribes in 1922, when Libyan tribal leaders signed the Sirte Charter for National Reconciliation, and brought an end to difference to better unite against Italian colonialism.