France calls for an "inclusive Libyan government" to be formed and power handed over "as soon as possible"

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 15 Feb 2021, 07:10 PM
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in talks with the new UN envoy to Libya Jan Kubis, called for "the formation of an inclusive Libyan government, ensuring that it takes power as soon as possible."

Le Drian also pointed to "the importance of a real transition process leading to the elections planned at the end of this year, after the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum appointed a transitional executive authority under the auspices of the United Nations," according to a statement published by the French Foreign Ministry on its website.

The French minister said it was important "to form an inclusive government representing all Libyan parties and to hand over the reins of power as soon as possible," with the need to "fully implement the ceasefire agreement concluded on October 23, 2020, in particular the departure of foreign troops and mercenaries."

"France supports the efforts of the United Nations to end the political crisis in Libya and to put an end to foreign interventions once and for all," Le Drian told Kubis.

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