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Khaled Al-Mishri: Presidential Council did not consult with Parliament or High Council of State on cabinet reshuffle




Alwasat - Cairo Thu 11 Oct 2018, 09:37 PM
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The head of Libya's High Council of State Khaled Al-Mishri said on Thursday that "the Presidential Council did not consult with the High Council of State or the Parliament regarding the change of ministers." However, he reiterated that "the Council will deal positively with the new changes in order not to obstruct any efforts that may contribute to improving the security situation and lives of simple citizens."

This came during the speech on the opening of the 33rd session of the High Council at its Tripoli headquarters, which was devoted to discussing the Parliament proposal on reconstructing the Presidential Council.

The head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, ordered a a reshuffle in the government of national reconciliation on Sunday, which included the Ministries of Interior, Finance and Economy and the General Authority for Youth and Sports.

During the meeting today, Al-Mishri thanked the Parliament for "the efforts exerted in the last period of dialogue and holding meetings to reach an understanding that will push the political process forward."

"We are dealing with the Parliament proposal and initiatives which are aimed at resolving the existing situation and alleviating the suffering of the citizens in the spirit of responsibility and patriotism, away from personal, partisan and regional interests."

The High Council of State reached an agreement at its meeting today "to submit amendments to the Parliament proposal on the mechanism of reconstructing the presidential council and suspended meetings till next Monday, when a official vote will take place."

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