The meeting comes after Libya witnessed its worst clashes in two years between rival factions last month.
Libya’s parliamentary speaker Aguila Saleh traveled to Qatar on Saturday to promote peace in the crisis-hit country after months of political unrest.
The Anadolu Agency (AA) said on Friday, citing Libyan MP Abdel-Men’em Al-Arfy, that Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdurrahman Al-Thani had called Saleh to Doha at a meeting in Turkey last month. reportedly invited to
“Saleh will try to convey the views of the Libyan parliament and the state,” al-Arfi told Turkish news outlets, noting that the visit was aimed at bridging differences on the Libyan side.
The official’s visit comes just days after Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU) Sheikh Abdul Hamid Al-Dubeiba visited Qatar, where he met with Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. I have.
Amir Tamim and Dbeiba discussed the situation in Libya and bilateral relations, according to Qatari news outlets.
On Tuesday, Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sultan Al Murayiki met with Libyan Foreign Minister Nazira El-Mangousi in Cairo on the sidelines of the 158th session of the Council of the Arab League.
The meeting also addressed bilateral cooperation and common concerns.
The Egyptian ministerial meeting comes a week after Libya witnessed its worst clashes between rival factions in two years.
The stalemate came amid growing tensions between the UN-backed GNU and the newly appointed rival Fatih Bashaga government.
More than 30 people have died in violent clashes that sparked fears of yet another war in Libya reminiscent of the deadly attacks of 2019-2020 by General Khalifa Haftar.
According to the AA, at a recent Arab League meeting, Egypt withdrew in protest at the presence of the Dubeybe government.
“We respect the resignation of the Egyptian foreign minister, but we do not agree with it because it violates the Charter of the Arab League and UN Security Council resolutions,” Al-Mangoush told reporters in Cairo.
The Dubeybe government had planned to remain in power until the December 2021 presidential election. However, days before the election, the date was changed to his January 24th of this year by the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC).
Bashaga, considered an ally of Haftar, came to power in February after being appointed by the eastern-based lower house of parliament.
This created a political divide between the two opposing governments, with Dubeibe refusing to resign until elections were held.
Groups affiliated with Haftar also stopped funding the Dbeibah government to put pressure on GNU.
The three-month blockade was lifted after Dbeibah appointed Haftar ally Farhat Bengdara as chief executive of the state oil company. During the embargo, the Libyan government lost more than $3 billion in her income.
On May 17, Bashaga attempted to seize control of Tripoli, but was driven out of the capital within hours after violent clashes.