Germany aims to host Libya conference to stabilize oil producer

12/09/2019 – The plans, which are still in the early stages according to diplomats, are the first major diplomatic push since eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar launched in April an offensive to take the capital Tripoli, held by the internationally recognized government of Premier Fayez al-Serraj. Continuer à lire … « Germany aims to host Libya conference to stabilize oil producer »

Libya: LNA Announces Death of 200 Members of Sarraj Forces in 3 Days

11/09/2019 – The Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, asserted that operations in the capital, Tripoli, will continue until it is freed from militias, meanwhile, his forces announced they killed over 200 pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) armed militants in recent clashes. Continuer à lire … « Libya: LNA Announces Death of 200 Members of Sarraj Forces in 3 Days »

US Africa Command says to continue military cooperation with Libya’s GNA to solve crisis

28/08/2019 – United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement on Tuesday that he new commander, Gen. Stephen Townsend accompanied by the new U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, met in Tunis with Fayez Al-Sarraj, Prime Minister of Libya. Continuer à lire … « US Africa Command says to continue military cooperation with Libya’s GNA to solve crisis »

LNA Accuses Qatar of Being ‘Terrorism Base’

23/08/2019 – The Libyan National Army (LNA) – commanded by Chief Marshal Khalifa Haftar – accused Qatar again of becoming a base for terrorism in Libya.

LNA spokesman Ahmed Mesmari described Qatar as the base for terrorism in Libya and other countries that witnessed terrorist attacks. Continuer à lire … « LNA Accuses Qatar of Being ‘Terrorism Base’ »

Libya – Foreign Minister denies allowing foreign military bases on Libyan territory

2019/19/02 – Foreign Minister Mohamed Sayala stated Sunday that Libyans reject the existence of any military base on Libyan territory, explaining that their request is limited to providing assistance to enhance the Libyan force’s capacities.

Sayala’s statements came in response to a question by Russian news agency Sputnik about the US intention to establish a military base in Libya, saying « Libya welcomes any actors working to raise the efficiency of the Libyan security forces ».

The head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, requested Saturday, the commander of AFRICOM, Thomas Waldhauser, to prepare a field training program for Libyan military units under the supervision of Africom trainers.

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Sahel-Elite |Photo: Foreign Minister Mohamed Sayala

Libya – Al-Sarraj seeks broader cooperation with Africom

2019/18/02 – Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj discussed on Saturday with General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of the US Africa Command « AFRICOM », strengthening cooperation and strategic partnership between the two countries.

The meeting held on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference focused on the possibility of increasing and expanding security and military coordination with the Libyan military and security apparatuses, beyond cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and to include support, capacity-building and training programs, according to the PC’s head Press Office.

In this regard, Al-Sarraj called for the preparation of a field training program for special military units with the assistance of AFRICOM.

The Libyan Observer

Sahel-Elite |Photo: Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj discussed on Saturday with General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of the US Africa Command « AFRICOM »

Libya signs convention for information exchange with Interpol

2019/16/02 – An agreement was announced Friday, in Munich, Germany, on linking information and databases between the Interpol and the Libyan authorities for tracing lawless elements.

This came during a meeting between the Presidential Council’s (PC) head, Fayez Al-Sarraj and Secretary General of the International Criminal Police, Juergen Stok, on the sidelines of Munich Security Summit, during which they discussed the possibility of working to reduce the spread of weapons and monitoring of terrorist groups.

The two sides also agreed to dispatch workers engaged in the field of crime control from Libya, to INTERPOL offices around the world, in order to expose to the mechanisms and method of work and gain new experiences, according to the PC’s head press office.

The Libya Observer

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