News - Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/?xtor=RSS-1 enMinistry for Europe and Foreign Affairshttps://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/local/cache-vignettes/L144xH72/visuel_defaut_une_fd-44916-890bc.jpg?1614684417https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr?xtor=RSS-1 Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian to Libya with his German and Italian counterparts (25 Mar. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/2021/article/visit-by-jean-yves-le-drian-to-libya-with-his-german-and-italian-counterparts?xtor=RSS-1 Statement by Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, during his joint press briefing with his Libyan, German and Italian counterparts (Tripoli, 25 March 2021) « Minister, ladies and gentlemen, I must say that I am very pleased to be here in Tripoli, a few weeks after a legitimate executive was confirmed by the House of Representatives. That was a very important step forward which should help restore Libya's stability, unity and sovereignty. I am particularly pleased (…) 2021-03-26 11:31:0963980_257093 Statement by the Ministers of foreign affairs of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States of America (11 Mar. 2021) https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/2021/article/libye-declaration-des-ministres-des-affaires-etrangeres-de-la-france-de-l?xtor=RSS-1 France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States of America welcome the vote of confidence by the overwhelming majority of the members of the House of Representatives meeting in Sirte 8-10 March to endorse the cabinet chosen by Prime Minister-designate Abdulhamid Dabaiba for an interim Government of National Unity. We applaud the Libyan people for their determination to restore unity to their country. We commend all Libyan actors for constructively participating in and (…) 2021-03-11 21:25:3263980_256648Libya – Conversations with Abdul Hamid Dbeiba and Mohamed Al-Manfi (25 Feb. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/article/libya-conversations-with-abdul-hamid-dbeiba-and-mohamed-al-manfi-25-feb-2021?xtor=RSS-1 Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke to Abdul Hamid Dbeiba, Prime Minister-elect of Libya, and then with Mohamed al-Manfi, President of the Libyan Presidential Council. The Minister assured his interlocutors of France's full support in the task of completing the transition with which the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum entrusted them. He reaffirmed France's desire for Libya to regain its full sovereignty, its unity and its stability. The Minister emphasized the (…) 2021-02-26 11:40:4960255_256373Libya - Statement by spokespersons of the foreign ministries of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States (05 Feb. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/2021/article/libya-statement-by-spokespersons-of-the-foreign-ministries-of-france-germany?xtor=RSS-1 The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States of America welcome the agreement reached by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum on a unified interim Libyan executive authority charged with leading the country to national elections on December 24, 2021. This critical step towards reaching a negotiated, inclusive political solution is the result of a genuinely Libyan-led and Libyan-owned process, the mediation of the United Nations, and the support of the (…) 2021-02-06 14:08:2563980_255921Libyan Political Dialogue Forum - Statement by France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States (21 Jan. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/2021/article/libyan-political-dialogue-forum-statement-by-france-germany-italy-the-united?xtor=RSS-1 The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum's (LPDF) vote in favor of the selection mechanism for a new interim executive authority, which will guide Libya toward national elections on December 24, 2021. This is an important step towards Libyan unity. The LPDF's decision affirms the clear demands of the Libyan people that it is time for a change of the status quo. We encourage all Libyan parties to act (…) 2021-01-21 17:17:0463980_255381Libya – First meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum's Advisory Committee (13 Jan. 2021)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/2021/article/libya-first-meeting-of-the-libyan-political-dialogue-forum-s-advisory-committee?xtor=RSS-1 France welcomes the first meeting of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum's Advisory Committee on January 13 in Geneva, under the auspices of the UN. It hopes that tangible progress will be made toward the selection of an interim executive authority tasked with organizing the elections scheduled for December 24. France reiterates its support for a political solution in Libya allowing the country to restore its sovereignty and stability and end foreign interference. It calls on all Libyan (…) 2021-01-14 17:32:5463980_255065Libya – Q&A from the press briefing (28 Dec. 2020)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/2020/article/libya-q-a-from-the-press-briefing-28-dec-2020?xtor=RSS-1 Q. Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar called on his forces to take up arms again to “drive out the Turkish occupier” from Libya. What do you think of those remarks at a time when negotiations are under way to try to end the deadlock in that country? A. There is no military solution in Libya. The priority is the implementation of the October 23rd ceasefire, which provides for the departure of foreign forces and mercenaries, as well as the continuation of the political process under the authority (…) 2020-12-28 18:25:4263335_254783Joint Statement - Libya - International Follow-up Commitee of the Berlin Conference on Libya (16 Dec. 2020)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/2020/article/joint-statement-libya-international-follow-up-commitee-of-the-berlin-conference?xtor=RSS-1 The international follow-up committee of the Berlin conference on Libya met yesterday under the co-chairmanship of France and the United Nations and with the presence in Paris of the acting Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Libya, Stephanie Williams. This meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the substantial progress recently witnessed in Libya, in particular the signing of a ceasefire agreement on 23 October in Geneva by the 5+5 Joint Military (…) 2020-12-18 08:17:3763335_254637Libyan Political dialogue Forum - Communiqué (23 Nov. 20) https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/2020/article/libyan-political-dialogue-forum-communique-23-nov-20?xtor=RSS-1 France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom welcome the results of the first round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum which took place in Tunis from 7 to15 November based on UNSC resolution 2510 (2020) and the conclusions of the Berlin Conference on Libya. At the Forum, the Libyans agreed on a roadmap to national elections on December 24, 2021. This is an important step to restore Libya's sovereignty and the democratic legitimacy of its institutions. These political efforts build upon (…) 2020-11-23 12:03:0063335_253929Libya – Q&A from the press briefing (19 Nov. 2020)https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/libya/news/2020/article/libya-q-a-from-the-press-briefing-19-nov-2020?xtor=RSS-1 Q : Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is hosting Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha today. What is the aim of this and other meetings scheduled with Libyan officials? R : I refer you to my statement earlier today. 2020-11-19 17:06:1463335_253865