Libya’s Head of GNA: We have the right to sign agreements with any country we choose

Sky News Photo for the Libyan Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj. [Photo: Sky News]
The Prime  Minister of Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) met European Parliament’s president on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing situation in Libya. 

Fayez al-Sarraj after the meeting told Anadolu Agency that as the UN-recognized government, and as a legitimate government, they have the right to reach a memorandum of understanding with any country.

Al-Sarraj, who met with David Sassoli, EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass, said they held fruitful talks.

“We made it clear that we didn’t bring mercenaries from Russia or Sudan, we didn’t ask regional or other countries for aircraft to bomb the civilians.

“We made the MoU openly, and we insist to defend ourselves,” he said, and added: “Haftar will not enter Tripoli.”

“With the presence of the German foreign minister, we briefed them with the latest developments about the ongoing aggression on the capital Tripoli since April 4.

“The other side [Haftar] doesn’t believe in the political solution, they want a military solution to the current crisis,” al-Sarraj said.

He emphasized that he does not want Libya to be a place for tensions and proxy wars and clarified all these along with the suffering of the Libyan people during the meeting.

“International community should assume responsibility to put an end to this suffering, and stop the attacks on Tripoli and against the legitimate government.

“There is an aggressor called Khalifa Haftar who launches attacks against Tripoli and the internationally-recognized government,” he added.

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