Serraj and Ageela Saleh rivals to meet in Cairo on Saturday to discuss new cabinet

By Moutaz Ali.

The GNA's Faiez Serraj admitted in a speech last night that militias control electricity supply in Tripoli (Photo: Social media).

Faiez Serraj heads to Cairo to try and secure agreement with HoR over Government of National Accord (file photo)

Tripoli, 15 September 2016:

Faiez Serraj the head of Presidency Council (PC) has arrived in Cairo for a series of meeting the most important of which will be with the president of the House of Representatives, Ageela Saleh, for discussions over the proposed list of members of the new Government of National Accord (GNA).

Serraj is also expected to discuss Libya with top Egyptian officials.

Egypt is seen as the key to persuading Khalifa Hafter to work with the Presidency Council rather than his present policy of constantly opposing it.

Hafter is said to also have been invited to meet Serraj in Cairo but so far has not responded.

Sources claim that UN Envoy Martin Kobler will also be in the Egyptian capital on Saturday to give his support to the Serraj-Saleh discussions.

Today, Thursday, Kobler was in Misrata and met numerous key payers from the city including the municipal council, its members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the head of the State Council, Abdulrahman Sewehli, apparently to ensure their support for the Cairo meetings.

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