By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 6 May 2017:
All six active members of the Presidency Council (PC) met together on Friday night to review Faiez Serraj’s Abu Dhabi meeting with Khalifa Hafter as well as assess the situation in southern Libya.
Serraj said the aim of his Hafter talks had been to reach a political consensus based on the Skhirat Agreement, prevent any further escalations of violence and to support the stability of Libya.
With intermittent fighting still occuring in the south, part of the discussions was devoted alleviating the suffering faced by Fezzan residents.
With Ramadan on the horizon, providing foodstuffs and other commodities for Libyans was also looked at, as were measures adopted by the PC in attempting to boost the country’s economic performance.
Without giving specific names, Serraj also praised the help of “several friendly countries” and the “positive contribution of those countries in resolving political, security and economic bottlenecks and accelerating the return of their companies and diplomatic missions back to Libya”.
The only two countries whose embassy staff have returned to Libya are Italy and Turkey.
In addition to Serraj, those present at the meeting were Ahmed Maetig, Fathi Majbri, Ahmed Hamza, Abdulsalam Kajman and Ahmed Hamza.
Also yesterday, the EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini spoke by phone with Serraj in which she expressed European endorsement of the Hafter-Serraj summit, stressing that he EU would continue to encourage the dialogue process in Libya.
Another round of Serraj-Hafter talks are expected to take place next week in Cairo.