France: We Are Keen to Support Libya’s Stability, Elections Success and Removal of Mercenaries – Al Marsad

The House of Representatives delegation, led by Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Representatives (HoR), Yousef al-Aqouri, convened a meeting with a number of members of the French National Assembly, with the attendance of Head of Foreign Affairs Committee, Jean-Louis Bourlanges.

The meeting discussed latest developments in Libya and both sides highlighted the deepness of relations between both countries and their keenness on the success of Libyan political process.

The delegation held another meeting with Christian Cambon, Head of Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the French Senate, at the senate headquarters in Paris. Both parties exchanged opinions on latest political developments in Libya and the whole region, in addition to mutual issues.

During the meeting, the Libyan side highlighted the significance of France’s support for the upcoming Libyan elections, the withdrawal of foreign fighters and mercenaries, and support to Libyan authorities in economic, human rights and national reconciliation files.

Cambon, from his side, expressed France’s keenness on supporting Libya’s stability and coordinating with international partners for this end. He highlighted the importance of Libyan elections success and removing foreign fighters and mercenaries from the country.

He also commended the diplomatic efforts by al-Aqouri, which he said contributed to strengthening parliamentary diplomacy between both nations.

The delegation visited the French State Council and National School of Administration, as part of a series of meetings and visits to enhance partnership and cooperation among HoR and different French institutions.

Al-Aqouri underlined the importance of benefiting from French expertise to support economic, political and social institutions in Libya. He expressed his gratitude to France’s keenness on sharing their experience with everyone, especially the Embassy of France in Libya which facilitates such cooperation.