Libya Foreign Minister suspended for ‘administrative violations’ days ahead of conference
Libya’s Presidency Council suspended Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush for “administrative violations” and barred her from travelling, its spokesperson confirmed on Saturday.
Libya’s presidential council suspended Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush from her duties Saturday days before an international conference is to make a new push to restore stability to the war-battered nation.
The council opened an inquiry into alleged “administrative breaches” by Mangoush, spokeswoman Najla Weheba told the Libya Panorama television channel.
The El-Marsad news website, which is close to eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar, claimed that the council accused her of taking foreign policy decisions without consulting it.
A decree from the council said its vice chairman Abdullah Allafi would head a commission of inquiry that would report its findings within 14 days.
The political infighting in Tripoli comes amid a new international push for fresh presidential and parliamentary elections to help stabilise the war-battered North African nation.