Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj has said he wants to resign. In a televised speech, Al Sarraj said he would strive to hand over his duties to “a next executive authority” no later than the end of October.
According to Al Sarraj, negotiations on the political situation in the North African country are progressing. He hopes that these negotiations will lead to a transitional government before the end of next month.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu left on Wednesday evening CNN Turk know that a truce has come closer. In recent days, the country has brokered with Russia in Ankara on a ceasefire and the political follow-up after the armistice.
Al Sarraj has served as Prime Minister of Libya’s weak but internationally recognized government since 2015. General Khalifa Haftar, supported by Russia and others, rules a large part of the east of the country, but recently had to give more and more ground to Al Sarraj’s troops.
Both parties have been talking about a truce for some time. Until now, the conversations have always been unsuccessful.
Libya has suffered from chaos and war since the death of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The living conditions in the country have sparked many protests in recent months in both areas ruled by Al Sarraj and areas led by Haftar.