UN and General Haftar not aware of oil agreement claimed by Ahmed Maiteeq

Stephanie Williams has said that the UN mission was not aware of the oil agreement between Ahmed Maiteeq and General Khalifa Haftar.

According to a document that was published on Deputy Minister Ahmed Maiteeq's Twitter account, a new commission agreement would manage and would perform its functions until a new unified government of Libya is elected.

The distribution of revenues from Libyan oil export and the Joint Commission's main functions will be to form a fair budget for both sides to agree on at some point.

Critics question the content announced by Deputy Maiteeq as merely a desperate need to gain of unsettled Libyan citizens protesting the lack of basic needs such as electricity, water, and a massive stagnation of employment.

Strong Man-Haftar utilizes this opportunity to his advantage and reinforces his long stance as having won the battle against the Government of National Accord (GNA).

A battle that General Haftar hopes the Libyan people would see to it that the credit is delivered to his son.

The signed document also seems on face value as preclusion that Libya will still be divided by two sides with the LNA on one side and a new GNA on the other side. It does not seem to preclude an intended unity. Why would there be two sides if there is a unity government experts ask.

On 4 April 2019, the military strongman ordered his Libyan National Army (LNA) to advance to Tripoli, where the internationally recognized government is based. The LNA says it aims to restore security and fight armed gangs and "terrorism."

The push comes months after the LNA made advances elsewhere in Libya, a situation likely to have spurred Mr. Haftar to seek military control of the whole country.

Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) vowed to defend Tripoli, accusing General Haftar of war crimes.

The offensive by Mr. Haftar, who has his power-base in the east of the country where he is allied to a rival government, comes amidst UN-led plans again for talks to help facilitate the delayed general elections, which were to be held last year.

Everyone inside and outside Libya is anxiously waiting to see how Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) will be stepping down and to what mechanism does this new chapter will rely on what is to come.

Some believe that it is next to impossible that General Haftar and Misrata will ever trust each other.