Libya PM resigns after peace talks restart

'If my exit is the solution then I announce it here,' says Abdullah al-Thani, pledging to submit resignation to parliament on Sunday

Libya PM resigns after peace talks restart

World Bulletin / News Desk

The prime minister of Libya's Tobruk government, Abdullah al-Thani, has announced his resignation in a surprise move live on television, hours after peace talks between the country's rival factions restarted in Geneva.

During the talk show Prime Minister Al-Thani faced a barrage of angry questions from citizens who blamed his government for the lack of basic services such as electricity and poor security in areas it controls.

"If my exit is the solution, then I announce it here," al-Thani said during the talk show, adding that "my resignation will be submitted to the parliament on Sunday".

Earlier Wednesday the two rival factions started a new UN-sponsored round of peace talks in Switzerland's Geneva aimed at creating a unity government, with representatives of the powerful Tripoli parliament joining the negotiations after boycotting them last month.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ağustos 2015, 12:52