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Sarraj Calls for ‘Common Vision' on Libya

Sarraj Calls for ‘Common Vision' on Libya

Friday, 9 November, 2018 - 10:15
Fayez al-Sarraj leaves after an international conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo
Tripoli - Asharq Al-Awsat
The head of Libya's Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, has urged the international community to find a "common vision" for the country, ahead of crisis talks in Palermo next Monday.

In remarks to AFP at his government's headquarters in Tripoli on Thursday, Sarraj hit out at "negative interventions by some countries" in Libya, without naming them.

"It is necessary to unify the international position with regard to Libya," Sarraj said, calling for a "common vision" for its future.

He criticized the rival parliament based in the east, saying it had failed to respect its commitment to carry out the preparations needed for elections.

He also said he regretted that decisions taken at the Paris conference in May, including a commitment to hold elections on December 10, had not been respected.

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