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Macron urges Russia and Turkey to withdraw their militants from Libya

Source : 112 Ukraine

The French President stressed that Turkish and Russian militants must leave Libya as soon as possible, since only the Libyan armed forces may be stationed in this country legally
11:58, 24 March 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron
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French President Emmanuel Macron insists that Russia and Turkey withdraw their militants from Libya. Macron voiced this demand during a meeting with the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammad al-Menfi in Paris, according to Arab news.

“We must do everything so that the foreign forces on the territory of Libya leave as soon as possible. Turkish and Russian fighters, those foreign fighters who have been sent by them or others, must leave Libya as soon as possible, since only the Libyan armed forces are legal", said Macron.

He also announced that France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next week, which has been officially closed since July 2014.

Libya's new transitional executive body was created as a result of the peace process initiated by the UN in November in Tunisia. At the forum on Libya in Geneva, with the mediation of the UN, representatives of the parties to the Libyan conflict on February 5 determined the composition of the transitional government of this country, which was subsequently approved by the Libyan parliament on March 10.

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As is known, in Libya, a struggle for power between various groups and factions began after the overthrow of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The dictator was killed during the revolution.

Libya was actually divided into two parts - east and west. A dual power was established in the country: on the one hand, the government of national accord with the administration in Tripoli, on the other, the House of Representatives in Tobruk, which was the support of Khalifa Haftar, a former ally of Gaddafi.

The government of national accord in Tripoli, in addition to Turkey, was supported by Qatar, several other countries in the region and the UN. Haftar enjoys the support of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, France and Russia.

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