Libyan Government of National Accord desperate to have Khalifa Haftar join government
The PM designate of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiez Serraj, claims Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) of the rival government of the House of Representatives (HoR) will be part of a new GNA government.
|Serraj told France 24: “In the reconciliation process, no one is excluded” he said to France 24, “We are trying to bring together all Libyan views.” Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) also said two weeks ago that Haftar had to play a role in a the army of any new GNA. Many in the present GNA and certainly within the State Council are completely opposed to having Haftar play any role in the GNA armed forces. Serraj claims that he knows there are disagreements "but we want to build a united military institution under political leadership." Given the opposition to including Haftar within the GNA and that Haftar himself has shown no interest in being part of any armed force which he does not command or control, it is difficult to understand why Kobler and Serraj continue with their plan which appears to have little hope of success.|