Libyans question Governor of Libyan Central Bank’s relationship with ambassadors after his meeting with Maltese ambassador

The Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Al-Siddiq Al-Kabeer was recently received in his office in Tripoli, Charles Saliba, the Maltese Ambassador to Libya.

During the meeting, a number of “issues of common interest” were discussed.

According to “The Libya Update” news portal, this meeting, which is not the first of its kind between al-Kabir and ambassadors of other countries, raised great eyebrows, as hundreds of commentators on CBL’s Facebook post regarding the meeting questioned the relationship between a central bank governor and ambassadors of countries.

Malta figures in discussions by CBL Director with US Ambassador

Sources have revealed to “The Libya Update” news portal, the details of the meeting between the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, Eric Meyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury and the Governor of Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Siddiq al-Kabir.

The meeting was attended by an American team to talk about CBL unification and the Deloitte company report about the Bank.

The U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland,
and the CBL Governor, Siddiq al-Kabir.

After the meeting with the American team, a private meeting took place between Norland and al-Kabir, which lasted for about an hour.

The ambassador talked about the US policy towards Libya during the coming period, regarding CBL and National Oil Corporation (NOC).

The American plan proposes the formation of a financial committee of 3 Libyan personalities to manage the Libyan funds.

The committee is made up of Siddiq al-Kabir, NOC Chair Mustafa Sanalla, and a third person.

It will work from Malta or Tunisia and take over the management of CBL and NOC, drying up the sources of corruption and not spending on the two governments and armed groups.

The U.S. wants the disbursement of Libyan funds to the municipalities and on salaries only.

Through UN Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, the U.S. wants to establish a constitutional basis for the elections in June by consensus between the House of Representatives (HoR) and the High Council of State (HCS).

If the consensus fails, it will turn to form a committee for dialogue, away from HoR and HCS.