The Libyan Government of National Accord stressed the need to establish security in southern Libya, which is under the control of retired Major General Khalifa Haftar, while Russia stressed the need for the participation of various political forces in the national dialogue on Libya, including the supporters of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi.
During his meeting with the head of the Tebu tribes group in the Libyan south, Hussein al-Sharif and his accompanying delegation, the Minister of Interior of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fathi Bashagha, stressed the need to control the manifestations that he described as negative and destructive that threaten the country’s security.
Bashagha and the Tabu delegation discussed the retreat of the security situation in the cities and regions of southern Libya, and the difficulties that affect the living and humanitarian conditions of the population.
On the other hand, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said in press statements that the Libyan parties agreed during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunis to hold general elections in December of this year, and thus Moscow proceeds from the fact that the Libyans themselves bear the primary responsibility for Take such important decisions.
The Russian official indicated the need to place such decisions within the framework of a national dialogue with the widest possible participation of Libyan political forces, including Haftar and Gaddafi’s supporters, he said.
Vershinin stressed that the United Nations is undoubtedly invited to play its role by providing possible technical and organizational assistance while respecting the country’s sovereignty.
Vershinin stressed that Moscow is convinced that the elections are not an end in themselves, but rather that they should be included in the context of Libyan reforms aimed at achieving national reconciliation, preserving the country’s unity, and forming effective governmental bodies in it.
Unify the exchange of the dinar
In another context, the Libyan Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord suspended its decision in 2018 regarding imposing fees on foreign exchange sales for a period of 3 months that can be extended, provided that this decision takes effect from the date of implementation of the decision of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Libya to unify the exchange rate of the dinar against the US dollar.
Yesterday, Sunday, the Central Bank of Libya began implementing a new unified exchange rate across the country, as the bank issued in mid-December a decision to unify the exchange rate at 4 dinars and 448 dirhams against the dollar.
In Tripoli, the black market price reached 5 dinars to the dollar, after it fell last week towards the new official rate.