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After days of refusing truce, Al-Sarraj surprisingly calls for ceasefire & resuming political process

TRIPOLI – The Prime Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarah, has surprisingly welcomed the international community’s call for a truce in the holy month of Ramadan.

This comes after GNA firmly refused the humanitarian truce which the Libyan National Army (LNA) agreed to.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Al-Sarraj said that he is calling on “all parties and political forces to assume their responsibilities to end the division, and to accelerate the resumption of political dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations in order to prepare for the next stage and agree on a comprehensive road map and political path that unites all Libyans”

The Tripoli-based premier expressed openness to “amending the political agreement and forming a presidential council composed of a president, two deputies, and a separate head of government, or by consensus on a constitutional path and general elections at the earliest opportunity”.

“This call comes at a time when state institutions are increasingly divided, and some people in these institutions are unilaterally controlling the country’s fateful decisions and bypass their role and competencies, which increased the economic and financial suffering of citizens, and was recently exacerbated by the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic”.

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