Qatar welcomes selection of Libya’s executive authority

The Qatari Foreign Ministry hailed Friday the selection of a new executive authority in Libya ahead of December general elections .

The Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement that all Libyan parties should commit to the date of the general elections on December 24, 2021, and work towards achieving a comprehensive national reconciliation in the country.

“We hail the efforts exerted by the UN Support Mission in Libya and wish this executive authority leads the country to a permanent political solution that maintains Libyan sovereignty and unity.

Libyan Political Dialogue Forum
(LPDF) members cast votes Friday in Geneva and finally agreed to select the Head and members of the Presidential Council as well as the new Prime Minister of the Libyan executive authority that will lead to general elections on December 24, 2021.

After individual voting failed, four lists that included candidates for the top Libyan executive authority positions were presented for the positions to run the executive authority in the upcoming interim period.

The winning list received 39 votes and it included Mohammed Menfi (representative of the east), as Head of the Presidential Council; Mossa Al-Koni, member representative of the south; Abdullah Al-Lafi, member representative of the west and Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, as Prime Minister.  


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