Security arrangements being made for GNA to move to Tripoli
Negotiations are taking place with a number of Tripoli militias who are prepared to accept the new government hoping to clear the way for the arrival of at least some of the new GNA ministers including the PM Faiez Serraj.
|The Guardian says the GNA is expected to establish an office in Tripoli in the next few days but that their arrival could be contested and provoke new violence in the city. Some of the militia may support the GNA simply as a way of ensuring that their members receive pay. The Guardian makes it clear why the establishment of the office is so important:|
Western capitals predict the new government will give a green light to a future military training programme for a new Libyan army and back the US-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants already under way.The new government of national accord was nominated over the weekend by a UN-recognised provisional government in exile, the presidency council based in Tunis, a move that was quickly endorsed by the US, the UN and EU.
Tobruk Parliament speaker Aqailah Saleh says his government of Abdullah Al-Thanni will start exporting oil from April 01Saleh is one of the individuals set to be sanctioned by the EU.The EU is planning to sanction the head of the GNA legislature that they vow to support. Saleh probably knows that the threat of EU sanctions may not mean much. The EU claimed that Khalifa Haftar would be sanctioned but he never was.