Macron Warns of Escalation After Turkish Parliament’s Approval of Troop Deployment in Libya – Al Marsad

French President Emmanuel Macron warns of the risk of escalation as a result of foreign military interventions in Libya.

[Libya, 4 January 2020] – The Élysée Palace said in a statement on Friday that “President Emmanuel Macron warned, during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, against the danger of escalation resulting from the strengthening of foreign military interventions in Libya.”

Macron stressed “the need to strengthen international consensus on the Berlin conference in order to get out of the Libyan crisis and return to the political process under the auspices of the United Nations.”

On Thursday the Turkish Parliament granted a one-year mandate for Turkish government to deploy troops on the ground in Libya. Following this announcement, the European Union said yesterday that it is imperative that all international stakeholders fully respect the UN arms embargo and support the efforts of the United Nations Support Missions in Libya.

In a statement read by spokesman for the European Commission for Foreign Affairs, Peter Stano expressed concern about the approval of the Turkish Parliamen of a motion to send Turkish troops to Libya.

© Al Marsad English (2020)