Head of the High State Council (HSC), Khaled al-Mishri, commented on the recent visit of the Vice-President of the Presidential Council, Abdulla al-Lafi, to Tunisia, stressing that the latter’s visit does not represent the viewpoint of the Presidential Council and its President, Mohamed al-Menfi, neither the Head of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel Hamid Dbeibeh.
“Al-Menfi issued a statement in which he affirmed that the political developments in Tunisia are an internal affair and the Presidential Council has nothing to do with what is happening, not with support or rejection,” said al-Mishri, who is also a leader at the Justice and Construction Party, the political arm of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood Group.
“Al-Lafi’s visit is a personal act of a council member, as he was visiting an African country and then went to Algeria, and made a mistake by his visit to Tunisia,” he pointed out in a televised interview.
Al-Mishri described what happened in Tunisia as “a breach of the constitution and a full-fledged coup”.
He confirmed that al-Menfi and Dbeibeh did not communicate with the Tunisian government or the Tunisian President after the recent developments in the neighboring country.