Libya : PC suspends Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha over recent protests

29/08/2020 – Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha has been suspended and ordered to appear for administrative investigation within three days from the date of the suspension, the PC said in a statement on Friday.

The PC suspended Bashagha on Friday on the backdrop of his handling of the demonstrations that took place in the capital Tripoli and some other cities during the past week, and “his failure to protect protesters from a violent crackdown.” Continuer à lire … « Libya : PC suspends Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha over recent protests »

Turkey, Qatar, Libya’s GNA Agree to Establish Turkish Naval Base in Misrata – Reports

22/08/2020 – Turkey, Qatar, and Libya’s Government of National Accord signed an agreement to establish a Turkish naval base in the Libyan city of Misrata, the Al-Arabiya TV channel reported citing sources.

Turkish and Qatari defence ministers Hulusi Akar and Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah arrived in Tripoli on Monday. The ministers held meetings with the leaders of the Government, Libya’s High Council of State, as well as the Government’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha.

According to Al Arabiya’s sources, the agreement envisions « the creation of a trilateral military coordination centre in the city of Misrata, as well as the creation of training centres and headquarters for GNA militants in Doha ».

In July, Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, Hulusi Akar, and Fathi Bashagha held negotiations on the situation in Libya in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

Previously, Turkey provided military support to the Government of National Accord after Ankara and Tripoli signed a military cooperation pact. In response, the Libyan National Army leader Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar vowed to oppose the Turkish forces and accused Ankara of meddling in Libyan internal affairs.

As of today, Libya is divided between two main centres of power — an elected parliament in the country’s east, supported by the Libyan National Army, and the UN-backed Government of National Accord in the west, headed by Fayez Sarraj.

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Libya’s Interior Minister meets with Maltese counterpart, Turkish Defense Minister

20/07/2020 – The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha met Monday with the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Maltese Interior Minister Byron Camilleri in Ankara to discuss cooperation, developments in Libya and stability in the Mediterranean. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s Interior Minister meets with Maltese counterpart, Turkish Defense Minister »

Libyan official rejects Egypt’s intervention threats

A senior Libyan official on Friday Egypt’s president over recent threats to intervene militarily and arm tribes in the country.

Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said on Twitter that his country would not accept steps « to undermine [Libyan] sovereignty or bypass the legitimate government. » Continuer à lire … « Libyan official rejects Egypt’s intervention threats »

UNSMIL discusses Security Sector Reform and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration with Libya’s Tripoli government

13/07/2020 UNSMIL reported yesterday that it had held a virtual meeting on Saturday (11 Jult) with the Interior Ministry of Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli on Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR). The meeting included UNSMIL Acting head Stephanie Williams and Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha. Continuer à lire … « UNSMIL discusses Security Sector Reform and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration with Libya’s Tripoli government »

Libya accuses Russia’s Wagner of using chemical weapon

22/04/2020 – Russian private military contractor Wagner was accused by Libya’s interior minister on Wednesday of carrying out a chemical attack in Libya.

Wagner mercenaries used nerve agent against Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) forces in Salah al-Din area in southern Tripoli, Fathi Bashagha told reporters. Continuer à lire … « Libya accuses Russia’s Wagner of using chemical weapon »

Libya – PC head reviews military situation with defence ministry

18/12/2019 – Chairman of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj has discussed with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, Brigadier Salah Al-Namroush, the needs and requirements of the next stage of the war to defend Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya – PC head reviews military situation with defence ministry »

Libya, Interpol discuss cooperation in security issues

07/09/2019 – The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha met Thursday with the Secretary General of Interpol in France and discussed different security and military issues as well as more cooperation channels between Libya and Interpol as well as training programs for Libyan cadres by the Interpol. Continuer à lire … « Libya, Interpol discuss cooperation in security issues »

Libyan Interior Minister refutes rumors about dialogue between Misurata and Haftar

27/08/2019 – The rumors about a dialogue between leaders of armed factions in the city of Misurata and Khalifa Haftar and his General Command in east Libya are just untrue and ‘daydreams’, said the Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha.

Bashagha spoke to reporters over the weekend and denied that such news is of any truth, adding that Misurata has sacrificed the most since 2011 revolution against Gaddafi and up to all the fighting for Libya, including defeating ISIS terrorists in Sirte. Continuer à lire … « Libyan Interior Minister refutes rumors about dialogue between Misurata and Haftar »

Morocco, Libya discuss security situation in Libya

2019/19/02 – Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita and Libya’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha discussed Monday in Rabat security situation in Libya.Bashagha said at a joint press conference following talks with Bourita that the meeting focused on security issues and ways to achieve stability and avoid political and military chaos in Libya, as well as means to fight organized crimes, terrorism and illegal immigration. Continuer à lire … « Morocco, Libya discuss security situation in Libya »