Delegation from Libya's Islamist govt visits UAE

A delegation of ministers from the Tripoli government, which is supported by the Islamist-led General National Congress (GNC), arrived in Dubai on Thursday for an official visit, the source, who requested anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency.

Delegation from Libya's Islamist govt visits UAE
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A delegation from Libya's Tripoli-based Islamist government, led by Omar al-Hasi, has arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is known for its staunch support of Abdullah al-Thinni's rival Tobruk-based government, a Libyan official has said.

A delegation of ministers from the Tripoli government, which is supported by the Islamist-led General National Congress (GNC), arrived in Dubai on Thursday for an official visit, the source, who requested anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency.

The visit will last for four days, during which delegation members will meet UAE government officials to brief them on Libya's political and military situation, the source said.

It is the third official visit abroad for members of the Tripoli-based government, after a delegation headed by al-Hasi visited Jordan last December and Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Ghariani visited Niger earlier this week.

In a recent interview, al-Hasi said his government planned to send delegations to Arab and EU governments in order to explain its position regarding Libya's ongoing conflict.

The Tobruk government enjoys good relations with the UAE. Parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh – along with PM al-Thinni – visited Abu Dhabi last September for several days during which they met with senior UAE officials.

The visit came after Dawn of Libya forces, which are loyal to the GNC, accused Egypt and the UAE of carrying out airstrikes against it in Tripoli last August – allegations that both Cairo and Abu Dhabi have denied.

Two assemblies currently vie for legislative authority in Libya: the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, and the GNC, which – although its mandate ended last summer – continues to convene in Tripoli.

The two parliaments support the two rival governments, which are respectively headquartered in the two cities.

 

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