GNU cancels visit to Benghazi after Haftar forces prevent plane from landing

Forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar prevented a GNU aircraft from landing in Benina airport

The third meeting of the GNU Cabinet cancelled after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar prevent the delegation from landing in Benina. [Photo: GNU]
The Government of National Unity (GNU) has announced that the Council of Ministers meeting scheduled for Monday in Benghazi has been postponed.

Mohamed Hamouda, the GNU spokesperson announced that, the full cabinet meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been officially cancelled and that a new date will be set as soon as possible.

The sources told Libyan Express that the flight from Mitiga airport was cancelled at 9 P.M tonight with the ministerial delegation of the Government of National Unity on board.

The ministers of the Government of National Unity stayed at Mitiga Airport, awaiting a landing permit at Benina Airport, while the first delegation was refused entry into Benghazi, and the flight was subsequently cancelled.

GNU Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabeiba in a speech today announced that the third official meeting of his cabinet will take place in Benghazi, inviting all the Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy-Ministers of the Cabinet to attend the meeting.

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