Posts Tagged ‘France’

France opposed to military solution in Libya, Foreign Minister reiterates

  • 19 March 2019 - 13:05
France opposed to military solution in Libya, Foreign Minister reiterates

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has reiterated his country's commitment to supporting political solution in Libya not a military one. Theses remarks came as Le Drian arrived on a formal visit in Tripoli on Monday and met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj,...

Human Rights Watch condemns France’s delivery of coast guard boats to Libya

  • 14 March 2019 - 19:55
Human Rights Watch condemns France’s delivery of coast guard boats to Libya

Human Rights Watch has lashed out at France for its delivery of four boats for the Libyan Coast Guard in a new report issued on Wednesday.  Human Rights Watch said France should suspend delivery of its boats until Libyan authorities end the arbitrary detention and abuse of migrants. "And...

France to provide Libya with 6 boats to support anti-illegal migration efforts

  • 23 February 2019 - 21:40
France to provide Libya with 6 boats to support anti-illegal migration efforts

France is going to provide six boats to Libya to support the fight against illegal migration, according to the French Ministry of Defense. The ministry confirmed last Thursday the details that were revealed by Le Monde, after a recent meeting between the French Minister of Armed Force Florence...

France air-attacks armed groups coming from Libya on border with Chad

  • 4 February 2019 - 13:10
France air-attacks armed groups coming from Libya on border with Chad

The French Defense Ministry has announced that its armed forces have intervened in northern Chad and launched airstrikes on an armed group coming in from Libya. The operation took place Sunday and was organized in cooperation with the Chadian army. A patrol of Mirage 2000 airplanes hit a column...

Libya, France review upcoming National Conference preparations

  • 31 January 2019 - 13:38
Libya, France review upcoming National Conference preparations

Officials from Libya and France discussed the upcoming Libyan UN-sponsored national conference on Wednesday. Deputy Head of the Libyan Higher Council of State Fawzi Al-Agab met with counselor in charge of the Libyan affairs of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs Camby Gorgon, in...

Macron says won’t respond to Italian criticism of France’s policy in Libya, Africa

  • 28 January 2019 - 13:11
Macron says won’t respond to Italian criticism of France’s policy in Libya, Africa

France's President, Emmanuel Macron, has rejected to comment on criticism by Italian officials of French policy in Libya. "I will not respond. That's what they want. All of that is of interest," Macron said when he was asked about recent Italian criticism of the French policy in Libya, adding that...

Italy’s Salvini accuses France of intentionally destabilizing Libya

  • 22 January 2019 - 12:57
Italy’s Salvini accuses France of intentionally destabilizing Libya

Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, said on Monday that France had no interest in bringing calm to violence-ravaged Libya because of its energy interests. Earlier on Monday, France’s foreign ministry summoned Italy’s ambassador after Salvini’s fellow...

France to provide Libya with necessary logistic assistance

  • 23 October 2018 - 17:19
France to provide Libya with necessary logistic assistance

The French Ambassador to Libya Beatrice Le Fraper du Hellen has voiced her country’s readiness to provide the troubled North African country with security and logistical support, according to Libya's Tripoli-based Interior Ministry. At a Tuesday meeting with Interior Minister Fatih Ali Bashagha...

France pledges 650.000 euros to assist Libya’s municipal elections

  • 13 October 2018 - 12:26
France pledges 650.000 euros to assist Libya’s municipal elections

France has provided 650,000 euros (752,000 U.S. dollars) to assist Libya's municipal elections through the UN electoral support project, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on Friday. French Ambassador to Libya Beatrice Le Fraper du Hellen and UNDP Country Director Sultan Hajiyev...

Italy says Libya conference to be held in Sicily on November 12-13

  • 3 October 2018 - 12:36
Italy says Libya conference to be held in Sicily on November 12-13

Italy will host an international conference on Libya in Sicily next month to try to bring together opposing forces and forge dialogue in the warring nation, Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Tuesday. The meeting will be held in the Sicilian capital Palermo on Nov. 12 and 13, with...