Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Friday he took back his decision to resign at the end of October.
Sarraj will remain in office until the ongoing intra-Libyan political dialogue talks come to an end, Libyan government spokesman Galib al-Zaklai said on Twitter.
This came a day after the High Council of State urged al-Sarraj, the head of the Presidential Council, to stay until a new presidential council is selected in order to avoid a political vacuum and for Libya’s stability.
The UN Support Mission in Libya and the parliament in Tripoli also called on al-Sarraj to postpone his decision, citing "reasons of higher interest."
Al-Sarraj announced in September his "sincere desire" to hand over duties to the next executive authority no later than the end of October.
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