French FM discusses latest developments in the Libya during visit to Algeria

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 21 Jan 2020, 10:35 PM
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In a visit to Algeria on Tuesday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the two countries shared “a convergence of views” on resolving the Libya conflict and stressed they would “act together so that the efforts initiated at the Berlin conference can continue”.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France will co-ordinate with Algeria's efforts for a ceasefire in Libya after the north African country offered to hold inter-Libyan talks on its soil.

Le Drian’s visit came amid international efforts to resolve the conflict in Libya — a neighbor of Algeria — and crises in the Sahel.

Tebboune was among invitees to a summit on Libya held in Berlin on Sunday.

“We were together in Berlin, the day before yesterday, on Libya’s conflict and we will coordinate our efforts beyond even… a sustainable ceasefire” and recreating a political dialogue between Libya’s warring parties, Le Drian said.

“We will also take stock of the situation in the Sahel and recall our common objectives of security and fighting against terrorism,” he added.

The visit came as the European Union agreed to “refocus” its naval operations in the Mediterranean to help enforce a UN arms embargo on Libya.

The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the bloc will also look at ways to help monitor a ceasefire in the country once one replaces the fragile truce currently in place.

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