Libya: Cyrenaica against Tripoli, cargo stop from tomorrow

If new allocation of assembly seats is not accepted

05 June, 19:48

Tension in Libya due to the stance of the Cyrenaica 'federalists' Tension in Libya due to the stance of the Cyrenaica 'federalists'

(ANSAmed) - ROME - The Cyrenaica ''federalists'' who months ago proclaimed the semi-autonomy of the region, will prevent the passage of goods towards Tripoli if their request of a new allocation of seats in the Constituent Assembly is not granted, reliable local sources reported to ANSA.

The ''federalists'', who ask for the appointing of 60 seats of the constituent assembly out of 200 to Cyrenaica, will undertake the interruption of the goods flow on land near the border with Tripolitania, in an area named ''Red river''. They threaten that in a few days they will also block the passage of ''any vehicle'' between the two regions, the sources have added, according to which the situation of ''tension'' risk ''complicating'' the opening of commercial links between the country and foreign businesses.

In this moment Libya has in the country representatives of 40 Italian firms, busy meeting Libyan enterprises who want to work together with European firms.

Right now, in fact, due to the situation being stopped on a national level within the country, there are no ''big projects'' on the table except only for small private business deals.



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