Aguila Saleh and Takala to visit Paris at the end of February as France pushes new initiative to resolve the Libyan crisis

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 12 Feb 2024, 05:19 PM
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The French website Africa Intelligence revealed an attempt from France to launch a new initiative to resolve the Libyan crisis.

French President Emmanuel Macron's adviser and special envoy to Libya, Paul Soler, has been leading consultations since the beginning of February, with representatives of Libyan political parties.

According to the website, the first group of Libyan politicians arrived in Paris on February 2.

The group included the former Minister of Health in the National Transitional Council Naji Barakat, the former Deputy Minister of Planning from 2004 to 2006, Muhammad Khalid Al-Ghwail, and former Libyan Ambassador to Bahrain Fawzi Abdul Aali.

Some thirty Libyan politicians were in Paris as of February 7.

This first phase of discussions is planned to involve representatives from the economic sector and then representatives of civil society in the talks aimed at seeking points of consensus.

The new plan aims to find consensus on the establishment of a unified government, as this will be the first step to organize presidential and parliamentary elections.

Paris hopes to reach an agreement between House of Representatives Speaker Aguila Saleh, and High Council of State President Mohamed Takala, with both of them due to visit Paris at the end of the month to continue their consultations.


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