Fayez Al-Sarraj, the chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and prime minister of the country’s Government of National Accord, told France 24 that he isn’t in a disagreement with General Khalifa Haftar and that building stability is what unites the two.
“In the reconciliation process no one is excluded; we’re trying to bring together all the Libyan identities and their currents,” Sarraj said.
“There is some disagreement, but we want to build a united military institution, placed under leadership and political will”.
Sarraj said a new government will be presented in the coming weeks.
Once formed, it will undergo a confidence vote in the Tobruk Parliament. Sarraj said he hopes that what happened two weeks ago in the oil crescent, when Haftar’s generals’ seized control of the ports, doesn’t turn into a civil war, asking that the protection of the installations depend on the national unity government.
He said there hasn’t been any delay in the battle in Sirte, adding: “thanks to the courage of our fighters and the young people, many things have been done and there is little left still to do”.
In an interview with another newspaper, Saudi Arabian daily Asharq Al-Awsat, Sarraj said he won’t put forth any veto against anyone in the formation of the new government.
“The door is open to all,” he said.
“We’re making this appeal to all parties and all the military present on the (Libyan) scene”.