Member of the Libyan Presidential Council Abdullah Al-Lafi and Jan Kubis met on Monday to evaluate the latest developments in Libya. In the negotiations, in which some articles in the final declaration of the 2nd Berlin Conference, held on June 23, were discussed, the Geneva talks of the LPDF, which could not reach a consensus on the constitutional infrastructure of the elections, were the main topics of discussion.
In the statement made by the Press Office of the Presidential Council, the parties also discussed the situation of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee in light of the opening of the Sirte-Misrata road and the developments in the south.
During the talks, Al-Lafi stated that the elections should take place on the scheduled date and that the road map created by the UN should be adhered to. In addition, Al-Lafi invited the institutions to cooperate with each other so that issues, such as the opening of the coastal road and the exchange of prisoners, do not block the elections. Al-Lafi emphasized the unification of institutions in Libya and the removal of mercenaries from the country in order for the national reconciliation process to be successful.
On Tuesday, July 6, Musa Koni, another member of the Presidency Council representing the south, met with Kenan Yılmaz, Turkey’s Ambassador to Libya. In the post shared on the Twitter account of the Turkish Embassy in Libya, it was stated that the parties discussed the latest developments and current cooperation opportunities between the two countries.
Libya’s interim Government of National Unity (GNU) and the Presidential Council took office in March to carry the country to the December 24 general elections and received support from almost all factions in Libya.