France welcomes resumption of security cooperation with Libya

France’s embassy in Libya welcomes resumption of security cooperation. [Photo: Internet]

France’s embassy in Libya has welcomed the decision of the Libyan Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, to resume joint security and training cooperation between the two countries.

On Twitter on Monday, the French embassy said it was looking forward to cooperating with Libya in anti-terrorism efforts, training, and fighting money laundering and organized crime.

Libya’s Interior Minister backed down on his April decision to sever security and training cooperation with France last week when he ordered the Foreign Contact Department of his ministry to inform the French government of the resumption of Libya-France join cooperation.

The decision to cease cooperation was taken by Bashagha when the war on Tripoli by Khalifa Haftar started in April.

Bashagha cited then the French backup for Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli, however; France had reiterated its support for the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) many times since.

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