Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, based in Tripoli, rejects the prospect of normalization of relations with Israel. This declaration comes after the announcement of a secret meeting, which was held in Rome between the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Najla Mangoush, and her Israeli counterpart, Eli Cohen.
During a council of ministers, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah declared: “ (I affirm) our categorical and complete rejection of any form of normalization, and our total bias in favor of the Palestinian people and their just cause.”
Since the fall of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the UN-backed government in Tripoli and the rival administration in eastern Libya have remained hostile to Israel, according to Dbeibah, who added: ” Despite whatever happened to our people, they still cling to their principles and their identity, and from here, I bear full responsibility for our government, no matter what mistakes were made and who was responsible. “
The statement by the Israeli foreign minister sparked angry protests in several Libyan cities. Demonstrators had stormed the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and set fire to the Prime Minister’s residence in Tripoli. Minister Najla Mangoush was dismissed from her post.
Nigerian authorities : ECOWAS awaits support from the European Union
The president of the ECOWAS commission, Omar Alieu Touray, participated Thursday in Toledo, Spain, in a meeting of EU foreign ministers during which the coup d’état in Niger and possible sanctions were discussed. the European Union is preparing for the new authorities in Niger who took power on 26 July.
“That is why we believe it is important to come to Spain to speak to our partners in the European Union so that they understand what we are doing and give us the support they are able to give us” he said.
More than a month after the July 26 coup, Niger remains under threat of military intervention by ECOWAS to restore President Mohamed Bazoum.
The regional organization imposed heavy sanctions on the country to make the putschists abdicate, among other things, the closing of borders, the suspension of commercial transactions, the freezing of assets at the central bank of West African states.