Former UN ambassador Shalgham, HoR Speaker Saleh and HSC Al-Sweihli are new Presidential Council members

  • Libyan Express |
  • Sunday 1 October 2017

Libyan Express

The Former Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations Abdel Rahman Shalgham has been nominated for the Head of the new Presidential Council in Tunisia meetings on Sunday, Ean Libya has been informed.

According to the exclusive information, the nomination was also given to the current Head of the High Council of State Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli and the House of Representatives’ Speaker Aquilah Saleh.

“These are the three members of the new Presidential Council.” The sources, which asked to remain anonymous, said, adding that the Head post will be shared by terms for each of the three persons.

The two committees of the dialogue also agreed on having Khalifa Haftar become the Commander in Chief of the Libyan Army and Salim Juha to be appointed the Chief of Staff.

“A group of the HoR members were pushing for having Fayez Al-Serraj as the Prime Minister of the separate government, but the committees did not agree.” The sources added.

They also said that Al-Serraj and Ahmed Mitiga as well as Fathi Al-Mjibri could be ministers in the new government.

Meanwhile, the committees ended their meetings on Sunday with a following up presser where Ghassan Salame – the head of the UNSMIL – said that the sessions were fruitful and the delegations will go back to Libya for consultations and return after one week for a second round.


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