Sarraj: I strove to fulfil my duties despite security and political challenges
Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj has said he had striven to pull the country out of its crises despite the external interference and obstacle he had to face.
"The path from the revolution to building a state is a long and arduous journey for which the people have endured a lot of pain," Sarraj said in a televised speech, Tuesday on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the February 17 revolution.
Sarraj recalled in his speech the challenges he encountered during his office including the division of the state, the security crisis, the terrorist group in Sirte, the immigration issue, and the deteriorating economic situation.
"The atmosphere was overcast with political clouds and we were able to overcome these problems with intelligence and wisdom," he added.
He indicated that many solutions and initiatives could have led to national reconciliation, but personal and regional interests have reached some point of obsession, as he put it.
Sarraj stressed that the time has come to acknowledge that there is no military solution in Libya, adding that the transition from revolution to a state and from dictatorship to democracy is a long and arduous road, and "the Libyans will not give up".
The Prime Minister considered the cease-fire an opportunity to move forward with the political and economic tracks. “Despite the depth of the wounds, we issued a decision to cease fire and restore oil production."