LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Libya – Violence in Tripoli (15-16.11.13)
France condemns the violence that left many civilians dead in Tripoli on November 15 and 16. It extends its condolences to the victims’ families and expresses its solidarity with the injured.
Libya – Assassination of Abdelsalam al-Mismari (29.07.13)
France condemns the brutal murder of Abdelsalam al-Mismari. It extends its condolences to his family and friends. Abdelsalam al-Mismari waged a courageous battle in support of democracy and human rights under the Qaddafi regime during the Libyan revolution and the transition.
Libya – Election of Mr. Nuri Abu Sahmain as President of the General National Congress of Libya (26.06.13)
France supports the Libyan authorities that emerged from the democratic elections in July 2012. It would like the General National Congress of Libya to continue to carry out the transition process with determination and through dialogue, with a view to adopting a constitution that will bring together all Libyans.
Incidents in Libya (02.05.13)
France strongly condemns the besieging by militiamen of the various Libyan ministries. Such unacceptable acts impede the proper functioning of the government authorities. These repeated incidents underline the urgent need to re-establish security in Libya.
Attack on the French Embassy in Tripoli (Libya) – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius (23.04.13)
In coordination with the Libyan authorities, the state services will do everything in their power to elucidate the full circumstances of this heinous act and swiftly identify its perpetrators
Libya – Attack against the General National Congress and its president (07.03.13)
France expresses its deep concern at the most recent incidents in Tripoli which have undermined the proper functioning and the legitimacy of the General National Congress and caused physical harm to its president, Mohamed Magariaf.
International Ministerial Conference on Support to Libya in the Areas of Security, Justice and Rule of Law - Communiqué (12.02.13)
The International Ministerial Conference adopted the two attached Plans, namely the National Security Development Plan, and the Justice and Rule of Law Development Plan for implementation by the competent authorities of the Libyan Government, and with the assistance and full support of the international partners representing governments, international and regional organizations.
Visit by Laurent Fabius to Libya (12.11.12)
At the invitation of the Libyan people, the minister was the first foreign personality to address the elected members of the General National Congress.
Libya – Formation of the new government (31.10.12)
France expresses its support for the new government in overcoming the numerous challenges posed by the transition and reconstruction.
Libya – Election of Ali Zidan as prime minister (15.10.12)
France congratulates Ali Zidan who was elected prime minister on October 14 by Libya’s General National Congress in a democratic and transparent election. Mr. Zidan played an important role in the revolution as it unfolded. We would like him to continue to firmly and effectively pursue the transition process under way, in accordance with the aspirations expressed by the Libyan people in the July 7 election.
Libya – Election of the prime minister (13.09.12)
France, which, from the outset, has supported the aspirations of the Libyan people, will remain engaged alongside the new authorities in order to support them in this task. It would notably like the process of re-establishing the rule of law to continue in a climate of trust and national unity.
Attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi - Statement by Laurent Fabius (12.09.12)
"The United States supported, together with us, from its inception, the Libyan pro-democracy movement which led to the overthrow of the tyrannical Qaddafi regime. It can count on our wholehearted solidarity. Ambassador Stevens and his team worked to strengthen the rule of law, democracy and peace."
Libya – Transfer of power to the National Congress (09.08.12)
France fully trusts the newly elected officials to complete this process, which should culminate in the establishment of a democratic, constitutional state respectful of human rights, in keeping with the aspirations of the Libyan people.
Libya (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 12.06.12)
France is concerned by the detention in Libya since June 7 of 4 International Criminal Court (ICC) staff members. France demands that full light be shed on this situation. It notes in this respect that the Court sent another mission on June 10.