By Libya Herald staff.
Cairo, 25 January 2015:
Libyan envoy to Egypt Fayez Jibril has told the Libya Herald that he has not been . . .[restrict]replaced and is still ambassador. Last week, it was reported by the pro-Thinni government offices of the Libyan news agency LANA based in Beida that he was being replaced by Mohamed Salah, the Libyan Consul-General in Alexandria.
According to Jibril and other sources in Cairo who wished to not be named, the report was incorrect and he remains in post.
It is not known why the statement was published. Commenting in an interview with London-based Arabic daily Asharq Al-Awsat, Imhamed Shouaib, the deputy president of Tobruk-based House of Representatives said that any decision to replace Jibril needed to be based “on sound advice or studies undertaken by the minister in question [the Foreign Minister]”.
Attempts to contact the Foreign Ministry have not been successful, in part because of the poor state of telecommunications in Beida. [/restrict]