France: Only political solution as per Paris, Palermo, and Abu Dhabi agreements can end Libya’s conflict

French President Emmanuel Macron, Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who dominates eastern Libya, and the participants of the International Conference on Libya listen to a verbal agreement between the various parties regarding the organization of a democratic election this year at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. Etienne Laurent/Pool via Reuters TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

France said in a statement issued on Wednesday on its Foreign Ministry website that its stance is well known and unwavering, that is, only a political solution under the authority of the UN will make it possible to end the conflict in Libya.

“In this regard, as the foreign minister said in his recent interview with Le Figaro, France regrets that the Abu Dhabi agreement was unable to be finalized in March.” The statement reads.

France said it supports Fayez Al-Sirraj’s Government of National Accord and maintains a dialogue with all the parties, urging them to resume negotiations and to accept an immediate and unconditional ceasefire.

“The political process, on which France is working relentlessly with its partners, and especially the Europeans, must be based on the principles and rules that were agreed to at the Paris, Palermo and Abu Dhabi conferences.

“All the Libyan stakeholders must assume their responsibilities and implement their commitments.” It added.

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