Libya - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (24.05.18)

Q - Yesterday evening the Libyan press published photos of the President’s diplomatic adviser and senior diplomats from the Quai d’Orsay with Libyan officials and spoke of an invitation by those diplomats to a conference on Libya in Paris on May 29. Can you confirm this initiative?

A - As Mr. Salamé told the Security Council on May 21, today in Libya there’s an opportunity we must grasp: the channels for dialogue have increased in number and a consensus between Libyan and international players has emerged regarding the organization of elections.

France is sparing no efforts to support the implementation of the road map by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative, in order to achieve a political solution bringing together the various Libyan players on an inclusive basis, particularly to hold a general election in 2018 as an expression of the Libyan people’s sovereignty.