High Council of State

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The Mehari Radisson Blu Hotel in Tripoli, where the State Council meets

The High Council of State ( Arabic المجلس الأعلى للدولة al-Majlis ad-ala li-d-daula , DMG al-Maǧlis al-aʿlā li-d-daula ) is the second chamber of the Libyan parliament according to the peace treaty of Skhirat of December 17, 2015, which ended the civil war in Libya 2014 / 16 should end. As an advisory chamber, it should support the Council of Representatives in the implementation of the peace agreement andhelpthe new unity government under Fayiz al-Sarradsch to restore the country's unity.


The State Council met for the first time on February 27, 2016. The opening ceremony took place at the Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel in Tripoli . On April 22, 2016, the board moved to the Rixos Al Nasr convention center .

In August 2016, a rival High State Council was proclaimed in Benghazi , whose 94 members wanted to join the High State Council in Tripoli. On September 21, 2016, the High Council of State assumed legislative functions.

On October 14, 2016, supporters of the General National Congress stormed the building of the High Council of State. Then there was fighting between supporters of Khalifa al-Ghweil and Fayiz al-Sarradsch . Since then, the High Council of State has met again at the Radisson Blu Al Mahary Hotel.

Members of the unity government (as of April 2016)
Department Head of the department
Chairman of the Council of Presidents and Prime Minister Fayiz al-Sarradsch
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Hamza
Deputy Prime Minister Abdel Salam Kajman
Deputy Prime Minister Musa al-Koni (until January 2, 2017)
Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Miitig
Deputy Prime Minister Fathi al-Majbari
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Faraj al-Qatrani
Minister for Foreign Affairs and for International Cooperation Mohamed Taha Siala
Minister of Defense Colonel al-Mahdi al-Barghathi
Minister of the Interior Colonel al-Aref al-Choga (until January 2, 2017)

Individual evidence

  1. Libyan factions sign UN deal to form unity government In: Reuters , December 17, 2015
  2. Libyan deal on course, but who is on board? In: al-Arabiya , December 25, 2015
  3. ^ State Council of Libyan Government of National Accord meets www.digitaljournal.com, February 27, 2016
  4. ^ State Supreme Council takes over the GNC headquarters www.libyanexpress.com, April 22, 2016
  5. Al-Sweihli sends three High Council of State members to investigation The Observer Libya, September 3 2016
  6. State Council to assume legislative power, condemns takeover of oil ports The Libya Observer, September 21, 2016
  7. Rival group seizes Libya's UN-backed government offices TRT World, October 15, 2016