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Libya’s Serraj Warns against Attempts on Reinstating a Military Junta | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Libyan Prime Minister is greeted upon arrival in Tripoli, Libya March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Hani Amara

Cairo – Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj leading the internationally-backed government of national accord in Tripoli warned on agendas desperately working to reestablish a military dictatorship in Libya.

Serraj is scheduled to visit Russian capital, Moscow, later this week. The Libyan Prime Minister of the UN-backed government in Tripoli is scheduled to arrive in Moscow within days, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

The visit is seen as a step towards overcoming a deadlock in the country between the Tripoli government and Khalifa Haftar, a military commander who is supported by factions based in the east of the oil-rich country.

Serraj, speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, said that it was critical to bolster efforts to stop armed groups and prevent human-trafficking gangs.

“This is a reason for grave concern” he said, “We have done our utmost to find a comprehensive political solution to end these violations. Serraj warned against the different efforts being spent on reinstating a dictatorship that reigns over Libya with gun power.

ISIS, the terror group which exercised heinous crimes against humanity, has been officially driven out of the city of Sirte, Serraj said. He added that displaced families have resumed returning to their homes.

Nonetheless, Serraj asked for greater funding from the “states able to provide assistance” to help his government carry out its policies.

More so, Serraj urged countries to provide assistance and information on assets accounted for in Libya so that they are tracked and recovered.