Al-Mishri: The war in Tripoli is a result of the Presidential Council's failure to implement security arrangements

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 06 Sep 2018, 12:32 PM
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The head of the High Council of State, Khalid Al-Mishri, said that the main reason for the war in Tripoli was due to the failure of the Presidential Council to implement the security arrangements stipulated in the political agreement.

Al-Mishri's comments came after the cease-fire agreement between the parties in the capital, under the auspices of the UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salamé.

Al-Mishri said in a video posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday evening that the other reason is the financial corruption in the appropriations file, adding "The High Council of State is alert to this issue early and called for urgent economic reforms."

He pointed out that since he took over the presidency of the Council, he has directly communicated with Presidential Council PM, Fayez Serraj, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Sadiq al-Kabir, and presented a proposal for reviving the Libyan economy. He pointed out that the main objective of the reform proposal is to eliminate the parallel market for the sale of foreign currency .

He asked: "Why is the economic reforms file being obstructed? [..] the obstacles faced by the file are obstacles to stakeholders and not legal obstacles."

Al-Mishri also called on the House of Representatives to accelerate the submission of the constitution to the referendum, stressing the need to implement the security arrangements as stipulated in the political agreement, in addition to restructuring the military institution in accordance with military laws.

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