Libya’s Haftar and Al-Sarraj agree in UAE to end transitional phase

  • Libyan Express |
  • Friday 1 March 2019
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Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar meet in Rajma. [Photo: Archive -Internet]

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj and the commander of the self-styled army in eastern region Khalifa Haftar have agreed on the need to end the transitional stage in Libya by holding elections and uniting the state institutions. 

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced the agreement on its Twitter account and said the two rivals met on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi.

The U.N., supported by Western powers, has sought for almost two years to organize elections as a way of ending eight years of conflict. A proposed date of Dec 10 came and went date due to lack of progress in resolving differences between the heavily divided nation’s rival powers.

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