The House of Representatives, the Justice and Construction Party, the Ministry of Interior of the Government of National Accord, the Turkish Foreign Ministry, and the French Foreign Ministry all condemned the assassination of the mayor of Misrata, Mohamad Eshtewi.
The French Foreign Ministry described the incident as a cowardly action that targeted a figure known for moderation and stressed the need for an urgent political solution in Libya.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry echoed a similar sentiment suggesting that the assassination is an attempt to undermine stability.
The French and Turkish Foreign Ministries and the HOR offered their condolences to the families of the Brigadier General, the people of Misrata, and the Libyan people as a whole.
The HOR, the JCP, and the Turkish Foreign Ministry asked that the perpetrators be brought to justice; with the JCP calling for severe punishments to be served.
In turn, the Ministry of Interior of the GNA released a statement on its’ Facebook page saying that investigations are underway to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
Eshtawi was assassinated on Sunday by unknown assailants while returning from a working visit to Turkey. He was elected as the mayor of Misrata in 2014 and held office for three years.