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5+5 JMC: Sirte prepared to host Libyan HoR session

The 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) said Sunday the city of Sirte was ready to host the session of the House of Representatives (HoR) to grant confidence to the Government of National Unity (GNU).

The 5+5 JMC said in a statement, responding to HoR Speaker Aqila Saleh’s request for them to secure the session in Sirte on March 08, that all members of the JMC agreed that Sirte was prepared and secure for the confidence-granting session of the HoR.

“We are ready to secure the confidence-granting session of the HoR as it is a very important step for the country’s future amid the ongoing challenges. This step comes as part of our efforts to avoid war and preserve the unity and sovereignty of Libya”. The 5+5 JMC added.

On Friday, the Speaker of the HoR, Aqila Saleh, called on members to convene a session to grant the Government of National Unity of Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah confidence on March 08 in Sirte if the 5+5 Joint Military Commission agreed to secure the session.

Meanwhile on Saturday, the Head of the military delegation of the Government of National Accord’s Libyan Army at the 5+5 Joint Military Commission, Ahmed Abu Shahma, said Sirte was still under the control of foreign forces and mercenaries.

Abu Shahma told the House of Representatives (HoR) in a letter that there “isn’t any legitimate force to secure the city and the MPs shall be the ones to eventually decide on the location for their session in coordination with the relevant authorities.”

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