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.

The Libya Observer

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


Libya’s Presidential Council wants oilfields to be outside political conflicts

2019/14/02 – The Presidential Council (PC) in Libya has renewed its call for leaving oil facilities outside political conflicts in the country.

Mohammed El Sallak, the spokesman for the Head of the PC Fayez Al-Sirraj, said the oil facilities should remain under the oversight of the International-recognized National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG.) Continuer à lire … « Libya’s Presidential Council wants oilfields to be outside political conflicts »

Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence

2018/12/11 – Rival Libyan factions and international delegations have arrived in the Italian city of Palermo for a two day conference focused on uniting the country’s institutions and preparing for a national election. Continuer à lire … « Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence »

Libya and Turkey to activate military cooperation

2018/05/11 – Turkey’s defense minister on Monday held meetings with Libyan officials in the capital Tripoli.

According to a Defense Ministry statement, Hulusi Akar met at the Prime Ministry with officials including Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya’s Presidential Council, and chaired meetings between the delegations. Continuer à lire … « Libya and Turkey to activate military cooperation »

Libya – New spy chief in appointed

2018/04/11 – Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) appointed on Thursday Abdullah A-Dersi as the new intelligence chief, replacing Abdul Qader al-Tuhami, according to a statement released late Wednesday by the head of the government’s Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj.

Following his appointment, Al-Dresi told a local television channel that he would take action to unify the Libyan intelligence apparatus.

He said that Libya’s intelligence services safeguard the country’s security and should be kept out of political disputes.

Libyan Expres /Sahel-Elite Image: Abdullah Al-Dresi (Photo: Internet)