The head of the Libyan National Unity Government, Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, recently submitted his ministerial formation and proposed criteria for the new government to the House of Representatives
The Libyan Joint Military Committee “5 + 5” announced on Sunday that the venue for the session to grant confidence to the new government by the House of Representatives is ready in the city of Sirte (west).
This came in a statement by the Military Commission, two days after the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, Aqila Saleh, called on parliament members to hold a session to discuss granting confidence to the government in Sirte on March 8.
According to the statement, all members of the committee confirmed that the meeting place in the city of Sirte is ready and safe to hold a session of granting confidence to the government from its beginning to its end.
On February 5, the Forum for Political Dialogue elected a unified executive authority, headed by Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, to head the government, whose primary mission is to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on December 24, 2021.
The head of the Libyan Joint Military Committee, Ahmed Abu Shahma, said Saturday in a statement that “the foreign presence is still continuing (referring to the Russian Wagner) and that the committee does not have the legal mandate to implement what Aqila Saleh requested.
Meanwhile, a member of the Military Committee, Mukhtar Naqasa, explained to Anadolu Agency that “the statement of the former head of the committee was in response to a question by the House of Representatives about the foreign presence in Sirte or not.”
He added that “the committee agreed to secure Sirte, and foreign forces will be withdrawn from it while the representatives are in it.”
There are two headquarters for the House of Representatives, one in Tripoli that supports the former legitimate government, and another in Tobruk (east) that supports retired Major General Khalifa Haftar, and the assembly will be held in Sirte for the first time.
The Joint Military Committee includes 5 members from the former internationally recognized Libyan government, and 5 from Haftar’s forces.
The head of the Libyan national unity government, Abdul Hamid al-Dabaiba, recently said that he had submitted his ministerial formation and proposed criteria for the new government to the House of Representatives, which is supposed to convene to vote to give confidence or not to the new government.
Dabaiba added that the principle of consulting with members of the Political Dialogue Committee and members of the House of Representatives and the Supreme Council of State had been adopted in this regard, and he continued that the proposed government formation would include technocratic ministers representing all groups and regions of Libya.
He also said that the nominated names for the positions of sovereignty were chosen in accordance with the principle of a fair balance between West, East and South.