Libyan tribal council rejects any initiative led by Qatar.
The Supreme Council of Libyan Tribes rejected Tunisia’s call for a second, expanded meeting involving all tribes to discuss the current situation in the country. In a statement posted on Twitter, the council affirmed that it refused to call the Libyan tribes to meet anywhere outside Libya, especially if Qatar was behind the meeting.
The statement added that “while we respect the efforts of the Tunisian president towards the Libyan file, and we respect and value the Arab national voice in Tunisia, we strongly reject proposals of this kind, especially when they are under Qatari patronage, and the latter has done in the Libyans what it did, and spent money Too much to build terror in our country. “
The statement called on all Libyan tribes to “stand together and all of us to abide by what was stated in the decisions of the Forum of Sheikhs, notables and the elites of Libya in Tarhuna.”
Tunisian President Qais Saeed had spoken at a press conference with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, indicating that they discussed the possibility of inviting a number of Libyan tribes to hold a second expanded meeting in Tunisia that would be representative of all tribes.
It is worth noting that the Supreme Council of Libyan Tribes was reconstituted and restructured on February 20th, during a meeting held in Tarhuna, for a period of 3 days in the presence of a large number of tribal figures from all over the country.