Libya – Formation of a national unity government (January 19, 2016)


France welcomes the announcement of the formation of a Libyan national unity government led by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj.

As Laurent Fabius reiterated yesterday, “the situation in Libya must be stabilized and it is absolutely essential to ensure the formation of a unity government supported by everyone that is of course able to re-establish the essential functions of the Libyan state, fully ensure its security in particular and check Daesh’s advance.”

In view of the urgency of the situation, France calls on the Libyan Parliament to convene as swiftly as possible in order to express its confidence in the new government.