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France FM Le Drian: Italy was present at the Paris meeting on Libya and agreed on all items, including the holding of elections in 2018




Alwasat - Cairo Thu 02 Aug 2018, 11:20 PM
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reiterated on Thursday the importance of holding elections in Libya by the end of this year, according to an agreement from the Paris meeting on May 29.

"Italy was present at the Paris meeting on Libya and agreed on all items, including the holding of elections," he told a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi. .

"All of Libya's neighbors, representatives of the international community and Italy were present at the Paris meeting, and the whole supported the holding of the elections as the best path, in addition to the adoption of that vision presented by Special Envoy Ghassan Salamé."

In an interview on Wednesday with France Info, Le Drian also said that "there is no representative entity for the Libyan people today, that can guarantee the stability of Libya." He said that "the current circumstances in the country are motivated by their desire to hold elections that end crisis in the country and achieve stability ».

Libyan parties agreed to hold legislative and presidential elections by December 10, to be preceded by the establishment of the constitutional foundations for the elections and the adoption of the necessary electoral laws by September 16, but the international position is divided on those steps.

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