HoR Speaker: Any agreement signed by Dbeibah's government is illegal

HoR Speaker: Any agreement signed by Dbeibah's government is illegal

October 03, 2022 - 20:12
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh rejected the signing of any agreements or MoUs by the Government of National Unity (GNU) headed by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, saying any signed agreements would not be abiding for the state of Libya.

The Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU) has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoU) in energy and gas cooperation with Turkey. The signing of the MoUs was done by Foreign Ministers and Economy and Trade Ministers of Libya and Turkey.

The spokesman for the HoR, Abdullah Blehiq, said in a statement on Monday that any agreement, treaty or memorandum of understanding that is signed by the head of the "expired government of national unity" is rejected and illegal, given the legal end of the mandate of Dbeibah's government and the fact that all decisions since the end of its mandate on 24 December 2021 are null and void.

"Signing treaties and agreements is made by the head of state or the parliament. So, any agreements should be signed with the legitimate government that is given confidence by the HoR." The statement said, referring to Fathi Bashagha's government.