The Address | Benghazi – Libya
LIBYA – Preparations are underway to hold a meeting between Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) chief Fayez al-Sarraj.
Informed sources said that the meeting is planned for next week and will follow up on the previous one between the two officials that was held in Abu Dhabi last month.
Marshal Haftar and Sarraj had agreed during those talks to hold presidential and parliamentary elections before the end of the year.
The sources revealed that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are keen on including parliament Speaker Aguila Saleh in the upcoming talks, which could be held in either Cairo or Abu Dhabi, according to Asharq Al-Awsat.
“The meeting will focus on nominating a new candidate to head the GNA and determine its ties to the LNA. It will also cover security arrangements to hold the polls.” Asharq Al-Awsat reported.