The Council of the European Union (EU) has removed the names of the Speaker of the Tobruk Parliament, Agila Saleh and the former President of the General National Congress, Nuri Abu Sahmain, from the list of sanctions for political figures and organizations, related to the Libyan conflict.

The Council said in a statement on Friday, that “it was agreed to remove the name of Agila Saleh in light of his recent constructive participation in support of a negotiated political solution to the Libyan crisis”.

It clarified that the removal of the name of Abu Sahmain from the list was conditional on his abstaining from any role which he played in the Libyan political process previously.