Libyan Prime Minster Al-Sirraj to meet US President in June, reports

Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sirraj, has received an invitation to meet US President Donald Trump and his administration at the White House in June, a senior Libyan government source told The New Arab.

The head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli may also meet with rival military strongman Khalifa Haftar, who commands the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army loyal to the eastern-based parliament, the source added, according to the New Arab.

The invitation comes days after Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni met Trump at the White House to find a deal that could help end six years of war in Libya, wrote the New Arab.

“The division of Libya is not a good idea. It would be dangerous for Egypt, dangerous for Tunisia and for the interests of Europe,” he told the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), according to the New Arab.

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