|Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya|
|Assumed office |
15 March 2021
|Prime Minister||Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh|
|Vice President||Musa Al-Koni|
|Preceded by||Fayez al-Sarraj|
|Ambassador of Libya to Greece|
19 December 2018 – 6 December 2019
|Preceded by||Ahmed Gezlal|
|Succeeded by||Hamad Bashir Mabrouk|
Mohamed Younis Ahmed Al-Menfi
3 March 1976
|Alma mater||Tobruk University|
Mohamed Yunus al-Menfi (Arabic: محمد يونس المنفي; born 3 March 1976) is a Libyan diplomat and politician. On 5 February 2021, he was chosen as the president of the Libyan Presidential Council at the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum. Previously, he had served as the Libyan Ambassador to Greece.
Al-Menfi's period as ambassador in Athens was marked by a tense relationship between the GNA and the Greek government because of the Libyan (GNA)–Turkish accord on maritime boundaries. The row is part of a long-running dispute between Turkey and Greece over drilling rights in the Mediterranean He was eventually expelled from Athens in December 2019.
Presidency of Presidential Council
In the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum procedure for choosing a unified executive authority to lead into the 24 December 2021 Libyan general election, Al-Menfi ran on a joint ticket with Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh as prime minister and Musa Al-Koni and Abdullah al-Lafi as members of the Presidential Council. Their list obtained 39 votes, five more than that of Aguila Saleh Issa and Fathi Bashagha. The Aguila Saleh–Bashagha list was perceived to be favoured by the United States.[by whom?] The U.S. ambassador denied any attempt to influence the electoral process.
- "Libye: début d'une nouvelle phase de transition". Le360 Afrique (in French). 6 February 2021.
- Sami Zaptia (5 February 2021). "BREAKING: New unified Libyan government selected by LPDF in Geneva". Libya Herald. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
- "Greece Expels the GNA-Affiliated Libyan Ambassador Over Illegal Deal with Turkey". Al-Marsad. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
- Sami Zaptia (4 February 2021). "U.S denies attempting to influence LPDF process". Libya Herald. Archived from the original on 5 February 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
- Libya was officially known as the Libyan Arabic Republic at the time of al-Menfi's birth.