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Governing in a Post-Conflict Country in Transition

September 27, 2019

Faiez al Sarraj
, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the Internationally Recognized Government of National Accord of Libya
Moderated by Hafed Al Ghwell, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute
Prime Minister of Libya Faiez al Sarraj joined the school for a conversation on the challenges of governing Libya following the 2011 Arab Spring movement.
After attending the United Nations General Assembly where he called for the resumption of the UN-led peace process, Prime Minister Sarraj’s discussion at Johns Hopkins SAIS emphasized his political initiative to bring all parties together for rebuilding Libya on the rule of law and democracy. Sarraj put forward the conditions he views vital for the resumption of the political process in the country and stressed the importance of the coordination of the international community against attempts to bring back totalitarian rule.
Sarraj elaborated on the political process that is pursuing a number of important initiatives to stabilize the country and end its current conflict. These include economic reforms to fix the fiscal and monetary structure, a national reconciliation authority, a constitutional foundation to conduct parliamentary elections, and a system for a national police and security forces to control the spread of weapons.
He concluded with hopes for a constructive partnership with the United States in the fields of infrastructure, gas, energy, oil, and tourism to help spur development.  

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