Haftar received by Macron next week


One month after the beginning of his unsuccessful military campaign against the Tripoli government, the strong man of eastern Libya will meet with the French president, who intends to work for the resumption of dialogue in the country.

The World with AFP Posted today at 18h38

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Khalifa Haftar, in the center, in Paris on May 29, 2018.
Khalifa Haftar, in the center, in Paris on May 29, 2018. Philippe Wojazer / REUTERS

Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the man behind the offensive that sank Libya again in the civil war, will be received by Emmanuel Macron next week, said the Elysee, Thursday, May 16 . After more than a month of an unsuccessful offensive by powerful Haftar troops in the east of the country to seize control of Tripoli, the situation appears to be deadlocked both from the military and the military standpoint. political plan in Libya.

European condemnation

The meeting in Paris "Will aim to discuss the situation in Libya and the conditions for resuming political dialogue, following the Prime Minister's visit (Faiez Sarraj, the rival of Haftar), and in connection with the UN and our partners "said the presidency. Emmanuel Macron received on May 8 M. Sarraj, who accuses France of supporting Khalifa Haftar. The head of state then reaffirmed the support of France to the prime minister and called for an unconditional ceasefire.

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On Thursday, the Marshal was discreetly received by the head of the Italian government, Giuseppe Conte. The European Union on Monday condemned the Marshal's offensive, calling it a threat to international security, and called for an immediate ceasefire.

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