Libya’s elected parliament will hold its first talks on Monday with members from an opposing city linked to a rival assembly, lawmakers said, starting a badly needed dialogue as the oil-producing country teeters on the edge of collapse.
The House of Representatives, the internationally recognized parliament elected in June, was uprooted last month when an armed group from the western city of Misrata took control of the capital Tripoli and set up its own assembly and cabinet there.
The meeting in Ghadames, a southern town near the Algerian border, was brokered by the United Nations in an attempt to prevent the country from descending into anarchy and civil war, three years after the uprising that ended the 42-year-rule of Muammar Qaddafi.
Faraj Hashem, spokesman for the House of Representatives which has moved to the remote eastern city of Tobruk, said the talks would include only elected deputies from Misrata, who have boycotted the house’s sessions since it was convened in August.
“We welcome the dialogue but it will be (only) with the deputies who have boycotted the previous sessions,” he told Reuters.
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