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HoR members affirm their positions ahead of Palermo conference in a statement addressed to Salamé

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TOBRUL – Members of the House of Representatives issued a joint statement on Sunday ahead of the Palermo conference on November 12th. They addressed the statement to Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé.

The statement, which was signed by eighty nine members, demanded a unified position by participants at the Palermo conference against foreign meddling in Libya’s affairs.

Members of the House of Representatives stated that any unilateral attempt to form a new government is “unacceptable” because the House and the High Council of State are the only entities entitled to form a new Presidential Council or a new government.

Members of the House of Representatives also called upon the Presidential Council and all political and military parties in Libya to commit to any political agreement reached by the House and the the High Council of State.

Members of the House of Representatives affirmed their support for ongoing efforts to unify the Libyan military establishment and called upon UNSMIL to adopt these efforts and work for its success.

The statement concluded by affirming that Libya’s foreign assets are internationally-protected property of the Libyan people and no entity has the right to use them. Members of the House called upon the Security Council and concerned governments to preserve these assets and protect them from theft and manipulation until they are brought back to the Libyan state.

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