Libya: HoR’s President to sell rejection of UN-proposed deal in Egypt, UAE

Libya: HoR’s President to sell rejection of UN-proposed deal in Egypt, UAE

After rejecting the UN-proposed peace deal, the Libyan Internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) has embarked on a diplomatic seduction to win support for its stance.

President of HoR, Ageela Saleh, was in Cairo on Tuesday in an attempt to seek Cairo’s support after lawmakers in the Libyan Parliament largely rejected the UN-proposed peace deal.

Egypt is a strong ally of the Libyan internationally recognised government and parliament. Last week after it won a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council, Cairo vowed to spare no effort to bring peace in hot-bed conflicts mainly in Libya. Cairo also urged the Libyan official government and parliament to quickly endorse the UN mediation seeking to end instability in the North African country.

During the unannounced visit, Saleh and his accompanying team met with President al-Sissi, a strong advocate of the Libyan official regime especially in its campaign against the IS fighters who have found a safe haven in the former Libyan ruler’s country.

The HoR delegation is expected in the United Arab Emirates on a similar visit.

Also on Tuesday, the Justice and Construction Party (J&C,) the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya which advocates Islamism, urged the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli to endorse UNSMIL Chief’s Peace deal.

The J&C affiliated to the GNC issued a statement in which it called on the Tripoli militia Parliament to approve Leon’s unity government. The GNC has so far rejected the draft deal even though it has been offered ministerial positions.

The J&C also backed the GNC’s proposal that all military positions should remain vacant until the deal is signed and that the appointment power be only in the hands of the Presidency council.

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