The Address | Benghazi – Libya
DOHA – Qatar continues its suspicious role in the Libyan crisis, through its financial and political support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), as well as Doha’s support for its Turkish ally Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his blatant interference in the Libyan affairs, seeking whatever possible to implement the expansionist colonial scheme in the countries of the Middle East and threatening regional security of North Africa.
In this regard, the Head of the Tripoli-based High State Council (HSC), Khaled Al-Mishri, held several meetings with Qatari officials, including; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Khalid bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah, and Chairman of the Qatari Shura Council, Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, after his meeting on Sunday evening with the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The Qatari media reported that the meeting discussed the latest developments in Libya, without clarifying further details.
The Head of the Qatari Shura Council reiterated Qatar’s position in support of GNA, and Al-Mishri praised the Qatari role and Doha’s stances in Libya.
Al-Mishri and Tamim’s meeting came days after a previous visit by GNA delegation to Qatar last Monday in the presence of GNA Foreign Minister Muhammad al-Taher Siyala and Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha.
The visit sparked a wide debate about the real goals behind it, especially after the ceasefire agreement was reached between the parties to the conflict in Libya, and the head of GNA, Fayez al-Sarraj’s refrain from resigning, under the pretext of successive calls for him to continue as a head of GNA for a temporary period, after he had announced about two months ago that he would resign by the end of October.
After the meeting, Qatari Prime Minister Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani and GNA Interior Minister witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the field of security cooperation between the two sides, which raised the displeasure of the Libyan National Army (LNA) and considered it a violation of the recent ceasefire agreement.
It is noteworthy that Tunisia is scheduled to host a new round of Libyan talks on November 9, under the auspices of the United Nations, which aim to resume the comprehensive political dialogue after weeks of intense discussions in Cairo and Geneva with the main Libyan and international stakeholders.