Tobruk HoR says the ‘‘5 Military Commission’’ says its ready to host reunified session in Sirte

By Sami Zaptia.

(Logo: Tobruk HoR).

London, 24 February 2021:

Libya’s Tobruk based parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR), reported yesterday that it has received an official positive reply from the ‘‘5 Military Commission’’.

The news was revealed by the HoR’s Official Spokesperson, Abdalla Belheeg.

He said the HoR ‘‘had received an official response from the ‘‘Military Five Commission’’ regarding the security readiness of the city of Sirte to hold a session of the House of Representatives to give confidence to the Government of National Unity (GNU) with the Commission’s full readiness to cooperate and coordinate in this regard’’.

It is noted that the statement referred to receiving confirmation from the ‘‘Military Five Commission’’ as opposed to how it is usually referred to as the ‘‘5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC)’’.

It is unclear if this is a casual error by Belheeg or his Media Department or a signal that only the pro-Hafter five members of the JMC had responded positively.


For the full background and details of the attempt to hold a reunified HoR see previous articles:

As one deadline passes: HoR Tobruk starts preparations to hold session in Sirte to endorse new GNU | (

77 HoR members hold consultative meeting in Sabrata, 100 expected by today – 91 needed for quorum? | (

Tobruk HoR to hold special session in Sirte to grant confidence to new Government of National Unity | (

Sabrata HoR meeting holds discussions today, plans ‘‘formal’’ meeting tomorrow | (

Ghadames HoR bloc to meet in Sabrata for consultative session to approve new administration | (

Ghadames 127 HoR members meet virtually | (

HoR consultative Ghadames meeting postponed due to lack of money and leadership dispute | (

127 HoR members agree another Ghadames meeting and re-election of its leadership | (

HoR Benghazi prepares alternative political roadmap to UNSMIL sponsored LPDF | (

Less than 20 HoR members headed by Ageela Saleh hold ‘‘official’’ session in Benghazi | (

HoR calls for session in Benghazi on Monday | (

HoR Tobruk calls for 5+5 JMC to identify location for a special unified HoR session | (

LPDF agree on selection mechanism for new unified government | (

Libya Political Working Group welcomes progress and calls for swift agreement | (

HoR and HSC Tangiers meeting forms working group on unification of institutions | (

HoR Tangiers meeting confirms aim to end state of division at Ghadames meeting | (

HoR meeting in Tangiers agree to meet in Ghadames, extend talks to Saturday | (

UNSMIL welcomes bipartisan HoR Tangiers meeting | (


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