High Council of State responds to Salamé’s remarks

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The High Council of the State expressed surprise at the statements made by UN special envoy Ghassan Salamé before the Human Rights Council on the aspirations of House of Representatives and High Council of State to stay in office.

The Council rejected Salamé’s remarks, stressing in a statement that it is not obstructing the implementation of the political agreement.

The Council affirmed its support for the  political agreement, and its willingness to work with House of Representatives to amend it constitutionally, as well as the restructuring of the Presidential Council, and sovereign positions in the State.

In his recent address to the 39th session of the Human Rights Council, Salamé accused Libyan deputies of monopolizing power, stating, “the deputies elected in 2012 and 2014 who make up the High Council of State and the House of Representatives aspire to stay in office for ever while the performance of the designated Government of National Accord does not rise to the required level and continues to struggle to prove its existence while others seek to crush it”.


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