Libya sends its Arab League representative to Mecca Summit

Headquarters of Arab League in Cairo. [Photo: Archive – Internet]
The Head of the Presidential Council and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Sirraj appointed ambassador to the Arab League Saleh Al-Shemakhi for the attendance of the May 30-31 Arab Summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 

The Arab League is holding the summit as an emergency called for by Saudi Arabia to review the ramification of the attacks on Saudi Arabia and the UAE in recent days.

Libya’s Al-Shemakhi arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia and was received by royal guards and Saudi officials before going to the summit place.

Al-Sirraj, according to activists and analysts, chose not to attend the Mecca summit himself giving in to calls by many Libyans who see Saudi Arabia as the main backer of Khalifa Haftar’s attack on Tripoli, which has so far killed over 520 people, injured over 2500 and displaced about 80.000 others.

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