Kuwaiti Emir invites Libyan presidential council head to visit Kuwait

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Wed, 05 May 2021 - 12:29 GMT

Mohamed al-Menfi visited eastern Libya last week after being chosen to head the Presidency Council of a new interim government. AP

Mohamed al-Menfi visited eastern Libya last week after being chosen to head the Presidency Council of a new interim government. AP

CAIRO - 5 May 2020: Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council Mohamed al-Menfi received an invitation from Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah to visit Kuwait, Libya Alhadath news channel said.

 

Menif received Kuwaiti Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah, currently visiting the Libyan capital Tripoli, who delivered him a message from the Kuwaiti emir inviting him to visit Kuwait, according to a statement by his media office.

 

For his part, Menif hailed relations between the two countries and peoples, saying he will visit Kuwait as soon as possible.

 

He said Libya and Kuwait enjoy deeply-rooted relations, adding it is important to further boosting joint ties with the view to achieving the aspirations of both nations.

 

On March 16, power was handed over from the former presidential council to the new one, and from the 2014 Government of National Accord (GNA) to the GNU led by Prime Minister Abdullah AlDabaiba. The new interim government is supposed to pave the way for holding elections on December 24.

 

On March 15, the GNU members and prime minister took the oath of office before the Tobruk-based House of Representatives.

 

The new Chair of the Presidential Council is Mohamed Menfi, and the other two members are Mossa Al-Koni, and Abdullah Al-Lafi. Dabiba-Menfi list received the necessary votes in the ballot held by the UN-fostered Libyan National Dialogue Forum on February 6.

 

The dismantled interim non-elected GNA used to control western Libya and was using militias and mercenaries to hold territories. Simultaneously, central and eastern Libya were under the control of the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the authority of the elected House of Representatives and an interim government it had formed. 

 

Unlike the GNA, which was based in Tripoli in the west, the GNU is based in Sirte located in central Libya.  

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