By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 4 September 2014:
The British Ambassador Michael Aron and British Special Envoy to Libya Jonathan Powell have continued . . .[restrict]their current Libya tour with a visit to Misrata today. They met with six of the city’s eight members of the House of Representatives as well as with Misrata Municipal Council.
They left late this afternoon for Tripoli.
The eight Mistrata members are boycotting the HoR meetings claiming it to have been unconstitutionally inaugurated. Some are reported to be among the handful of HoR members who have been working with former General National Congress members led by Nuri Abu Sahmai who have resurrected the latter in opposition to the HoR.
So far this week, the two British envoys two have been to Tobruk where they met with with the President of the House of Representatives, Ageela Saleh, and other members, including the HoR’s Outreach Committee. Then in Malta they had discussions with the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Saddek Elkaber, as well as with the Maltese Foreign Minister George Vella and Malta’s Special Envoy to Libya Joe Mangion.
The British have denied reports in Tobruk that they are mediating between the rival sides. However, a British official has said that Aron and Powell have are “using their good offices” to try and help bridge the divide. [/restrict]