The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah ordered the continuation of the work of local and foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) provided that they correct their legal status, adding that correcting the legal status should be done through the procedures approved by the committee concerned with publicizing civil society organizations.

The decision called for the continuation of the work of Arab and international governmental organizations, in coordination with the Committee for the Restoration of Support Programs from International Organizations.

Dbeibah described the organizations’ role as “important,” considering that their relationship with the state is one of integration and exchange of roles, stressing that the government pays a great deal of attention to civil organizations.

Meanwhile, civil society organizations and NGOs in Tripoli rejected the legal opinion issued on March 08 by the Law Department of the Supreme Judicial Council, in which it considered them lacking legitimacy.