The EU is considering sanctions on key officials of Libyan General National Congress officials
According to the Libya Herald, the EU is considering travel bans and asset freezes on two senior officials of one of two rival Libyan governments, the General National Congress (GNC), located in Tripoli in western Libya.
|The internationally-recognized government, the House of Representatives(HoR), is located in Tobruk in the east. The two GNC officials are president Nuri Abu Sahmain and their prime minister Khalifa Ghwell. This move is odd to say the least. The GNC is not even required to approve the Libyan Political Agreement(LPA) or the associated Government of National Accord(GNA). The LPA requires that the HoR give a vote of confidence in the GNA before its term begins.|
“I take note of the reservation of the House of Representatives on article (8) and remind all parties that any amendment to the LPA must be in line with the mechanism of the Libyan Political Agreement.” SRSG Kobler said. “We will continue consultations with all parties to find consensual solution to all outstanding issues," He added