The head of Libya's Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, as the "Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army", installed Lieutenant General Mohammed Al-Sharif as Chief of General Staff for the Libyan Army, and Lieutenant General Salem Mohammed Ahmed Juha as Assistant Chief of Staff for Training.
The inauguration took place "with a military ceremony held at the headquarters of the Presidential Council, attended by the Chiefs of Staff, Military District Commanders, the Chairman of Organization and Administration, the Director of the Military Police Department, the Director of the Intelligence Directorate, the Chairman of the Extradition Committee and the Commander of the Presidential Guard."
As the Supreme Commander, Al-Sarraj issued a decision earlier to upgrade the ranks of Al-Sharif and Juha.
During the ceremony, Al-Sarraj congratulated the new chief of staff and his assistant, wishing them success in their missions. He stressed the role of the military establishment in "consolidating the values and principles of patriotism and its commitment to the principle of allegiance to the nation, its unity and territorial integrity."
In his speech, Al-Serraj pointed out that "the country is going through difficulties that need everyone to make every effort to achieve security, stability and prosperity."