EU support to the Libyan National General Congress: induction programme to the benefit of the 200 newly elected members started in Tripoli on 7, November
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, November 9, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On 7 November, more than 70 newly elected Libyan MPs attended the opening session of a five week long Induction Programme organised by the EU as part of its support to the National General Congress. The ceremony was also attended by Mr Mohamed Yousef el-Megarief, Speaker of the General National Congress (GNC).
Peter Zsoldos, EU Ambassador to Libya, addressed the elected members of the Congress whom he said “represent the success of the Libyan transition process”. Mr Zsoldos underlined the EU’s readiness to continue to support Libya as strongly as ever before.
Over the coming weeks, a wide range of high profile European experts, including former Prime Ministers, active politicians and officials from other European parliaments, will deliver several training courses covering the main functions of a parliament and the constitutionalisation process.
Parallel activities will be organised in support of the administrative staff of the GNC and the future public affairs department (media office).
The support for the General National Congress is one of the components of the EU Public Administration Facility for Libya. This 4.5 million EUR programme focuses on state building and on supporting the administration and is part of the broader ongoing EU assistance to Libya.