Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, spoke on the telephone with his counterparts in Qatar, Algeria, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on March 27 and 28, notably in order to take stock of the Libyan issue.
He reaffirmed France’s support for the efforts to seek a political compromise between the different Libyan parties.
The tensions in the capital and the oil crescent are troubling.
The fight against terrorism must be actively pursued in all regions of the country. It should not under any circumstances be used as a pretext for further violence that could drag the country into civil war.
France renews its appeal to all forces in the country, which are courageously battling against the terrorists, to unite in the interests of Libya and in the context of the Skhirat process aimed at building a national army under civilian control.
Jean-Marc Ayrault reaffirmed that the National Oil Corporation (NOC) led by Mustapha Sanallah is the only body authorized to export Libya’s oil.
The restoration of peace and stability in Libya must involve a political solution and national reconciliation.