Libya: Security, Politics, and Economics

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On February 8, the Center for the National Interest held a discussion on Libya’s security situation, prospects for political reconciliation, and economic outlook. The discussion featured H.E. Khaled al-Meshri, who was elected President of the High Council of State of Libya on April 3, 2018. Since his election, Mr. al-Meshri has focused on ending his country’s political stalemate and economic crisis, urging the Government of National Accord, the Central Bank of Libya and the Audit Bureau to implement urgent economic reforms adopted by the Council. Mr. al-Meshri was previously a Member of the High Council of State, Member of the Arab Parliament, Member of the National General Conference, and Founding Member of the Justice and Building Party. He was a political prisoner from 1996 to 2002.

Gil Barndollar, Director of Middle East Studies at the Center, moderated the discussion.