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Parliament Speaker: GNA cannot decide alone on foreign bases in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BENGHAZI – The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA)  cannot host foreign bases or troops without the parliament’s consent, said Aguila Saleh, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“The country cannot host foreign troops or bases, unless authorized or rejected by the competent organs of power, in accordance with the Constitution of Libya and the laws in force … Such agreements require the approval of the legislative body,” Saleh told Russian news agency Sputnik on Monday.

GNA’s Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, implied in February, in an interview with Bloomberg, that Tripoli would not oppose the installation of a US base in Libya to combat terrorism and organized crime, as well as to “keep foreign countries involved” in the conflict.

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