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Libyan Newswire

President of the High State Council meets UN envoy.

Tripoli, High State Council, Abdulrahman Al Sawihli met in Tripoli Monday with the UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler and his accompanying delegation. The meeting attended by second vice-president, rapporteur and head of standing committees. President and head of standing committees condemned the crimes committed be Hafter forces against the city of Derna and voiced surprise at the silence of the Presidency Council of the GNA about the crimes President and members of the Council conveyed the indignation of the Libyan street of the crisis due to a minority undermining granting confidence to the GNA by the House of Representatives. They underlined that the main cause of cash shortages and power outage is some parallel bodies continued breaches of the political accord and security council resolutions prompting intricate economic and financial problem. President of the High State Council also expressed dismay at delay of international community in honoring their pledges and commitments to support forces fighting State Organization in Sert under the legitimacy of the Presidency Council of GNA being the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army, especially evacuating and treating the wounded and lifting the arms embargo. President and members of the High State Council underlined the important and instrumental role of the HSC in enabling the Presidency Council assume its work in Tripoli. They also stressed the importance of the HSC as a basic entity assigned to apply and follow up the political accord. On his part, the UN envoy, Martin Kobler condemned the bombing of civilians on Derna and any other Libyan city. He stressed that the Security Council would lift the arms embargo for the forces fighting Daesh, once it ascertains that these forces are subordinated to the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army represented by the presidency of the Presidential Council of the GNA. Kobler emphasized continued support of the international community to the political accord, as sole legitimate framework of the political process without changing its clauses. He explained that the legitimacy of the political accord and bodies sprung from it stem from the Libyan people. He acknowledged the shortcomings of the GNA in humanitarian and services aspects.

Source: Libyan News Agency