GNU official refutes reports of secret talks with Haftar

GNU official refutes reports of secret talks with Haftar

July 31, 2022 - 12:31
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs in the Government of National Unity, Adel Jumaa, has denied holding talks in Dubai to negotiate Khalifa Haftar's share in a future government.

Africa Intelligence website revealed in a report Saturday that Haftar's son traveled to Dubai to negotiate with Dbeibah's envoy for several key positions in a reshuffled government.

Jumaa underscored that there was no such meeting, neither with Emirati officials nor from Haftar's side.

According to the publisher, the three day-talks that took place between July 20 - 23 included an offer to enable Haftar to appoint the ministers of finance, planning, defense, and foreign affairs, in addition to the two deputy prime ministers.

The French website claimed that Dbeibah pledged to provide key ministerial positions to Haftar in exchange for maintaining his position at the head of the executive authority.

As the Africa Intelligence put it, Haftar would thus obtain much more power than he had previously gained within the parallel government headed by Fathi Bashagha.