Top Libyan army commander sends military delegation to Russia – world
CAIRO, July 21. / TASS /. Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar has sent a military delegation to Russia, the director of the LNA’s Moral Guidance Department Khaled Al-Mahjoub wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.
“The commander-in-chief of the army, Marshal Khalifa Abu Qasim Haftar, sends a military delegation to Russia, led by the head of his office and member of the 5 + 5 Committee, Lieutenant-General Kheiri Al-Tamimi,” said said Al-Mahjoub, without providing any details of the visit.
Until recently, there were two governments in Libya: the Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Fayez al-Sarraj and an interim cabinet based in the east of the country, which had the backing of the Libyan National Army. . Armed units from both sides have been involved in protracted fighting.
Members of the 5 + 5 Committee, which includes five military officers representing the Government of National Accord and five others from the LNA, signed a permanent ceasefire agreement in Geneva on October 23, 2020. Following UN-brokered talks, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh of the government of national unity and three members of the Presidential Council were elected in February 2021. The government and council were sworn in on March 15. Their main objective is to unite the governing bodies from all over the country and to organize the presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya. December 24, 2021.