The Prime Minister-designate of the Libyan House of Representatives, Fathi Bashagha, called for stopping dealing with the national unity government as it is expired, and pledged to hold elections as soon as possible, while the Turkish parliament extended the mission of Turkish forces in Libya.

In an open letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Bashagha urged everyone to assume their legal and moral responsibilities and stop dealing with the outgoing government, as he put it.

He said that the authority can only be with legal and constitutional legitimacy, adding that he would "take responsibility for holding elections in Libya as soon as possible."

The Prime Minister-designate by the House of Representatives sent the message to Guterres with the expiration of the road map emanating from the Forum for Political Dialogue between the Libyan parties, which produced the current national unity government headed by Abdel Hamid Dabaiba and the current Presidential Council.

In a speech broadcast on television yesterday evening, Tuesday, Bashagha spoke about the end of the legitimacy of the national unity government by June 21, that is, yesterday, Tuesday, and demanded all institutions not to deal with it, considering that dealing with the Dabaiba government is a threat to the security of the state and a violation of its sovereignty, and warned against Violators will be prosecuted legally.

The Prime Minister-designate of the Libyan House of Representatives, Fathi Bashagha, revealed - the day before yesterday, Monday - an 8-point plan entitled "The Roadmap towards Recovery", which he said aims to hold elections and get the country out of its security, political and economic crises.

Last May, the Prime Minister-designate from the House of Representatives, Fathi Bashagha, entered the capital, Tripoli, in an attempt to seize power, but the attempt caused armed clashes, after which Bashagha was forced to withdraw. He later said that his government had started its duties from the city of Sirte (450 km east of Tripoli).

Bashagha's government won the confidence of the House of Representatives last February, and is still without financial resources, despite the parliament's approval of a budget for it.

Dabaiba refuses to extend the transition process, but he has repeatedly stressed that he will hand over power only to a government that emerged from elections.

On the political side, the United Nations - yesterday - Tuesday - expressed its disappointment at the failure of the Libyan parties to reach an agreement on a constitutional basis according to which elections will be held, stressing at the same time that it is not too late to reach an agreement.

Turkish-Libyan naval training in Khums (Anatolia)

Turkish forces

On the other hand, the Turkish parliament approved on Tuesday a memorandum extending the mission of Turkish forces in Libya for 18 months, starting from the second of next July.

The memorandum was voted on in the Parliament's General Assembly, where the Justice and Development Party, the Nationalist Movement Party, and the Good Party voted affirmatively, while the memorandum was opposed by the Republican People's Party and the HDP.

The memorandum signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Turkey continues its strong support for the protection of Libya's sovereignty, territorial integrity and political unity, the declaration of a permanent ceasefire in the country, and political dialogue efforts that will ensure national reconciliation, which takes place within the framework of international legitimacy and within the framework of decisions Security Council and facilitated by the United Nations.

The memorandum also stated that Turkey continues its support in the fields of training and consultancy that contribute to the security of Libya, within the framework of the memorandum of understanding for security and military cooperation that was signed between the two countries and entered into force.

The memo indicated that Turkey sent its forces to Libya in accordance with Article 92 of the Constitution on January 2, 2020.