Mohamed al-Menfi

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Mohamed al-Menfi
Al-Menfi in 2023
Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya
Assumed office
15 March 2021
Prime MinisterAbdul Hamid Dbeibeh
Vice PresidentMusa Al-Koni
Preceded byFayez al-Sarraj
Ambassador of Libya to Greece
In office
19 December 2018 – 6 December 2019
PresidentFayez al-Sarraj
Preceded byAhmed Gezlal
Succeeded byHamad Bashir Mabrouk
Personal details
Mohamed Younis Ahmed Al-Menfi

(1976-03-03) 3 March 1976 (age 47)
Tobruk, Libya[a]
  • Amira al-Hassi
    (m. 2000; div. 2004)
  • Sara al-Menfi
    (m. 2005)
Alma materTobruk University

Mohamed Yunus al-Menfi (Arabic: محمد يونس المنفي; born 3 March 1976)[1] 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.[2] Previously, he had served as the Libyan Ambassador to Greece.[3]


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.[3]

Presidency of Presidential Council[edit]

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.[2] 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.[4]


  1. ^ "Libye: début d'une nouvelle phase de transition". Le360 Afrique (in French). 6 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ a b "Greece Expels the GNA-Affiliated Libyan Ambassador Over Illegal Deal with Turkey". Al-Marsad. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  4. ^ 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.


  1. ^ Libya was officially known as the Libyan Arabic Republic at the time of al-Menfi's birth.