Libyan Official Meets Emir of Qatar in Doha

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On Sunday, the Head of Libya’s High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, and his accompanying delegation held a meeting with the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Doha. They discussed enhancing bilateral relations and the most recent regional developments, especially regarding Libya.

In a statement, the HCS’s media office said that Al-Mishri and Sheikh Tamim discussed the course of the Libyan political dialogue, and Qatari efforts to contribute to ending the crisis in Libya.

They also reviewed ways of enhancing bilateral relations between the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and Qatar, in addition to coordinating positions on issues of common concern between the two countries.

The meeting was attended by the head of the Qatari Shura Council, Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

On Monday, the Emir of Qatar received both the GNA’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Siala and the Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha in Doha. During the meeting, the Emir expressed his wish for a “continuation of the ceasefire recently signed in Libya,” and said that “the Libyan people cannot accept interference in their choices from any brotherly or friendly country.”

During the visit, Bashagha and his Qatari counterpart signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of security cooperation, which focuses on “combating terrorism, money laundering, economic and electronic crimes.”