The head of the government appointed by the House of Representatives (HoR), Osama Hammad, warned the parties participating in the International Conference on Development and Migration in Rome of taking any decisions that would allow the settlement of irregular migrants in Libya.
In a statement issued in his name, Hammad claimed that the representation of the Government of National Unity of Libya in this conference was unlawful, accusing it of usurping. He also stressed the necessity of not adopting any decisions or recommendations in the conference that would bring about demographic change in Libya, or that may lead to the settlement of migrants in the country, threatening that his government will take legal and judicial measures against anyone who is proven to have been involved in any agreements or arrangements related to such a process.
In the statement, Hammad renewed his support for Khalifa Haftar emphasizing his affiliation with the HoR for claiming legitimacy. The Government of National Unity headed by Abdulhamid Dbeiba continues to be the internationally recognized government, and the one in charge of managing state resources.
During their participation in the Rome conference, the head of the Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, and prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeiba confirmed Libya’s refusal to permanently settle migrants within its borders.