Saudis may be attempting to reconcile competing parties in Libya
There appear to be a number of efforts to bring about a reconciliation between the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR).
|Saudi Arabia is said to be trying hard at the diplomatic and security level to develop a plan for the comprehensive reconciiation of the GNA and the HoR, no doubt also dealing with relationship of the GNA with General Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief, of the Libyan National Army (LNA) associated with the HoR. The Saudis are planning a meeting after Eid celebrations around the fifth of July, the end of Ramadan. Sources told the Libyan Express: “Saudi government is opening contact channels with the biggest Libyan tribes in all of the country’s regions because it knows that he tribes in Libya can influence the political track in it.” According to the sources, many political parties both in the HoR and the GNA, and elders in both east and west welcomed the Saudi efforts and would concur with them. The sources also said that GNA Prime Minister Faiez Serraj also hailed the efforts to hold the meeting and said that he would be attending the meeting. However, I could find only one report about the meeting. So far there has been no announcement about it from the GNA itself or any other news outlet than the Libya Express.|