Fathi Bashagha, the head of the parliament-appointed government, has denied claims of a deal with Abdelhamid Al-Dbeibeh, the head of the National Unity Government in Libya. Reports had suggested that Bashagha was going to resign in exchange for being handed the presidency of a sovereign security institution. In an interview with Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Bashagha made it clear that no such deal existed.
Bashagha also spoke about the United Nations’ questioning of the integrity of the session that granted confidence to his government. He explained that the UN’s reluctance to recognize his government had prompted a number of other countries to take the same stance.
The head of the parliament-appointed government also commented on his relationship with Turkey. Despite issues in the region, Bashagha was positive that his relationship with Ankara remains excellent.
On the matter of removing Wagner’s mercenaries from Libya, Bashagha insisted that this was a priority for Washington and its European allies. However, he added that their calculations would not be solely focused on this matter.
Bashagha suggested that neighboring countries and other African countries were now more aware of the impact that the political and security crisis in Libya could have on them. He stressed that the repercussions of the unrest in Libya would affect these countries sooner or later.