US Prime Policy Group to set up meeting for GNA’s Ahmed Maiteeq with Congress officials

“Many lives are at stake in Libya right now,” Abbi Stuaan of Prime Policy wrote in a text message to PI.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord in Libya, Ahmed Maiteeq. [Photo: Internet]
Politico has reported that Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has hired a second Washington lobbying firm, but this one will be working for free.

“Prime Policy Group will lobby for the United Nations-backed regime in Tripoli, which is battling the forces of Khalifa Haftar, a militia leader whose forces control much of the eastern part of the country.” Politico said Friday.

It added that Prime Policy will introduce Ahmed Maiteeq, the GNA’s deputy prime minister, to members of US Congress and administration officials, according to a disclosure filing.

“Maiteeq will brief U.S. officials on the status of civil war in Libya and his government’s interest in peace and unity government, which is U.S. policy,” according to a disclosure filing seen by Politico.

It went on to say that Charlie Black, John Tanner, Lisa Colangelo, Edward Cox and Abbi Stuaan of Prime Policy will lobby for the Libyans pro bono, which Stuaan said was in line with the firm’s commitment to “do volunteer work for good causes.”

“Many lives are at stake in Libya right now,” Abbi Stuaan of Prime Policy wrote in a text message to PI.

“Prime Policy’s pro bono work stands in contrast to the yearlong contract the Libyan government signed with Mercury last month, which is worth $150,000 a month, with $500,000 due upfront and an additional $200,000 a year for expenses. The Mercury staffers registered to lobby for Libya include former Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and Bryan Lanza, who worked on the Trump campaign and transition.” Politico reported.

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