Le Drian: Turkey and Russia are obstructing political process in Libya, bringing in Syrian fighters

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 28 Sep 2020, 06:54 PM
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French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, held Turkey and Russia responsible for obstructing the political process, which heralded "the Syrianization of the conflict."

Le Drian summarized in an interview with the French newspaper Le Parisien on Sunday, that restoring peace to Libya would take three steps, including “transforming the current truce into a ceasefire, resuming economic activity and starting a political process that leads to elections,” but added that “the process is hampered by interference from foreign powers (Turkey and Russia), which support one side or the other by bringing in Syrian fighters.”

Le Drian explains his reasons for speaking about the Syrianization of the Libyan conflict, saying: "we must get out through dialogue with all the Libyan actors directly involved."

He considered the European position on Libya as "homogeneous", explaining, "we agree with the Germans and the Italians that everyone should realize that there will be no military solution, including Haftar."

Regarding the truth about the French support for Haftar, Le Drian returned to the year 2015, when Libya suffered from ISIS attacks, in which the terror group had settled in several places in the north and south, explaining that this matter was the reason for the appearance of the Libyan National Army, led by Marshal Haftar.

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