France provided Libya with $100 million to push for holding elections, says Le Drian
France’s foreign minister visited Libya on Monday to encourage holding elections in the north African country later this year as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by the country’s main political rivals in Paris in May.
Jean-Yves Le Drian met with Fayez Serraj, the prime minister of the U.N.-backed government in the capital, Tripoli.
In a press conference with Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Sayala, Le Drian said he will meet with Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, the commander of Libya’s self-styled national army, and the speaker of the country’s internationally-recognized parliament, Aqila Saleh.
He said France will provide $100 million in financial support through the U.N. to hold parliamentary and presidential elections on December 10.