Tag Archives | Government of National Accord (GNA)

Possible Reopening of Iraqi Embassy in Libya

By John Lee. Iraq's Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, has met with the Foreign Minister of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Taher Siala, on the sidelines a meeting of the League of Arab States in Cairo. Minister Hussein congratulated his Libyan counterpart on the occasion of announcing the results of the formation of the […]

Libya lost 92% of Oil & Gas Revenues in 2020

From Middle East Monitor, under a creative commons licence. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Official statistics have shown that Libya's oil and gas revenues decreased by 92 per cent last year, as the blockade imposed for months on oil facilities […]

Italian to be taught in GNA-controlled Schools

By John Lee. The Italian language is to be officially taught in Libyan upper secondary schools controlled by the Government of National Accord (GNA), starting from this 2020/21 school year. According to a statement from the Italian Foreign Ministry, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Tripoli by the Minister of Education, HE Ammari, for […]

Libyan Rivals start New Talks in Morocco

By Adam Nathan (@adamgnathan). Delegations from Libya's High Council of State and the Libyan House of Representatives, the two legislative bodies that have been competing for power in Libya, are set to hold a coordination meeting this afternoon in Morocco, ahead of a historic meeting in Ghadames. Today's meeting is set to take place at […]

Serraj takes back Decision to Resign

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly said that he has retracted his decision to resign at the end of October. According to Anadolu Agency, Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] will remain in office until the ongoing Libyan political talks come to an end. (Source: Anadolu Agency, Al […]

For Turkey, Libyan Conflict and Eastern Med "Inextricably Linked"

By Ahmed Helal, for The Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. For Turkey, the Libyan conflict and the eastern Mediterranean are inextricably linked On September 3, the United Nations warned that war-torn Libya is at a "decisive turning point," with […]

PM Serraj to Step Down by end-Oct

By John Lee. Libya's Tripoli-based Prime Minister, Fayez al-Serraj [al-Sarraj], has announced his intention to leave his post by the end of October. The 60-year old has led the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) since its creation in December 2015. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) commented: "The onus is now on […]