Libya’s Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh, speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya February 25, 2021. (Reuters)
CAIRO - 17 July 2020: Libya's new unity government Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah has discussed with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres the situation in Libya, especially with regard to the latest developments of the coronavirus pandemic, mercenaries in the country and the coming elections.
The meeting was held after the end of a UN Security Council session in New York, with the two sides probing means through which the international community can support Libya to advance towards stability and holding the elections, the Libyan news agency reported, citing a statement from the government’s media office.
Dbeibah underscored the importance of maintaining international partnership for helping Libya get rid of mercenaries and foreign fighters.
Earlier, Libya’s Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh ordered the suspension of the meetings of the boards of trustees of investment institutions and the general assemblies of public companies "temporarily" until further notice.
The Prime Minister considered that the decisions issued by public institutions and companies from the date of granting confidence to the unity government are null.
According to the outcomes of the Libyan Political Forum, all the powers of the executive authority are transferred to the new Presidential Council and the Government of National Unity, from the date the parliament grants confidence to the new government, meaning all the powers of the executive authority expire from that date.
The new Libyan government took office more than two weeks ago, and has already begun to abandon some of the decisions of the outgoing Government of National Accord, as it canceled the mandate of the Coronavirus Crisis Management Committee due to suspicions in administrative corruption and formed a new committee.