The media office of the Libyan High Council of State said the Head of the Council, Khalid Al-Mishri, disagreed with the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, regarding the removal of the foreign mercenaries from Libya.
Al-Mishri and Le Drian met on the margins of the ceremony of the new elected president of Niger assuming office. They discussed the need to remove foreign mercenaries and illegal forces from Libya as well as the forces that were formerly requested by legitimate authorities based on the inter-country agreements.
The media office said Le Drian thought that all forces must be removed from Libya at the same time, while Al-Mishri told him that it was very difficult to make sure that all foreign forces and mercenaries left the country and that they needed a viable mechanism as those forces pose a threat to the national security in Libya.
The two officials reiterated the need to hold elections on time on December 24th, 2021, according to the media office of the High Council of State.