France to hold meeting on Libya’s security

A picture shows the Elysee Palace in Paris on March 24, 2020, during a meeting of French scientists' council Research and Expertise Analysis Committee (CARE - Comite d'analyse recherche et expertise), on the eight day of a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in France. - The committee of scientists launched on March 24 will be responsible for advising the French government in the fight against the new coronavirus. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP)

Paris is organizing a meeting to discuss security in Libya, Africa Intelligence has reported, saying that the attendees will include representatives of defense and foreign ministries of Italy, the United States and United Kingdom.

The meeting, which is set to be held in the coming days, will be chaired by the French envoy to Libya, Paul Soler, is going to focus on Libya’s sovereignty, security of borders.

According to the report, France is trying to push for the formation of joint units between the General Staffs under Mohammed Haddad in the west and Abdelraziq Al-Nathori in the east, with the membership of officers from the 5+5 Joint Military commission.

The report said the aim of the joint units was “the reunification of the Libyan army.” It added that all of these efforts should be in line with the removal of foreign mercenaries from Libya, mentioning the presence of Russia’s Wagner Group in eastern and southern Libya under the command of Khalifa Haftar’s forces.


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