Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) Aguila Saleh is preparing to hold a new round of Turkish-mediated talks with the Chairman of the High Council of State (HCS), Khalid al-Mishri, in an attempt to resolve the outstanding differences over the “constitutional basis” for the postponed presidential and parliamentary elections.
The parliament resumed its meetings on Monday at its headquarters in Benghazi, east of Libya, amid a surprise absence of its speaker.
Parliamentary sources said in a press statement that Saleh, who is preparing to visit Türkiye again to meet with Mishri, is currently in Cairo.
Parliament spokesman Abdullah Blehaq announced in a briefed statement the start of the session, chaired by its first deputy speaker, Fawzi al-Noueiri, to discuss a number of draft laws included in its agenda. The session also tackled the bill on salaries.
Mishri and Saleh had agreed in Rabat in October on the implementation of the article on sovereign posts, addressed in the Bouznika agreement, before the end of the year.
They also agreed on the resumption of dialogue with the aim of holding presidential and parliamentary elections with the agreement of the parliament and High Council of State.