France utterly condemns the terrorist attack that took place last night in the center of Benghazi. It extends its condolences to the bereaved as well as to the Libyan authorities and people.
France stands resolutely alongside Libya in the face of this new ordeal. We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with all of the Libyan forces fighting against terrorism.
This cowardly attack also reaffirms the urgent need to reach a political solution in Libya that will involve the holding of elections and the unification of the armed forces under civilian control, the only way to ensure the long-term security of the Libyan people and the country’s stability.
France calls on the international community to intensify its efforts in this direction in support of the Libyan people, under UN auspices and with the support of all of Libya’s international partners, especially the countries in the region.