Developments in Libya Discussed by Kais Saied and Jean-Yves Le Drian in Tunis – Al Marsad

Tunisian President Kais Saied received yesterday at Carthage presidential palace Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs. The meeting discussed the latest developments in Libya and ways of bolstering bilateral cooperation between Tunisia and France.

[Libya, 9 January 2020] – In addition to the Libyan file, the meeting also focused on the Tunisian-French relations and prospects of supporting ways to foster bilateral cooperation in terms of economic development, student exchange and youth-oriented projects. The two sides also touched on several international topics.

The Tunisian head of state stressed Tunisia’s solid stance that calls for respect of international legitimacy, particularly UN resolution 2259 issued in 2015, and the necessity to transit from international legitimacy to enduring legitimacy that lies on the well of the people.

In this context, he reaffirmed Tunisia’s readiness to continue to work for peace and support all efforts to stop the bloodshed and preserve Libya’s sovereignty, recalling the initiative he had taken to bring together a number of tribal chieftains and civil society organizations in Libya. He noted that it could be expanded to a larger engagement by other Libyan notables and dignitaries who did not attend the first dialogue session in order to be more representative of the Libyan social components.

The Tunisian President reiterated Tunisia’s constant readiness to contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security and support all efforts aimed at preserving the lives of Libyans and safeguarding Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

© Al Marsad English (2020)