France worried about tense situation in Libya

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian expressed his country’s concern over the current tense situation in Libya, stressing the importance of security and stability in Libya.Drian made the remarks in a phone call with UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Thursday where the two officials discussed the latest developments in Libya, according to a press release from the news office. of the Prime Minister.

“During this call, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed his country’s concern over the current tense situation (in Libya), stressing that France’s efforts are aimed at ensuring stability in Libya, and that the interests of Libyans, neighbors of Libya and Europe reside in Libya’s security and stability, “the statement said.

“The Drian called for speeding up the achievement of a cease-fire that would allow a return to the political track thanks to the efforts of the United Nations and its central role, adding that Italy and France agree on this approach, ”added the press release.

The French foreign minister has expressed his country’s rejection of foreign interference of all kinds and from all sources in Libya, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Serraj highlighted the mass graves recently discovered in the city of Tarhuna, as well as the deadly traps and land mines in the south of the capital Tripoli, stressing the need to bring those responsible to justice, the statement said.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Thursday that 130 Libyans have been killed or injured by traps in southern Tripoli in the past five weeks.

The UN-backed Serraj government has accused the rival east-based army of planting landmines in conflict zones south of Tripoli before their withdrawal.

UN-backed government has been involved in a deadly armed conflict for more than a year against the east-based military in and around Tripoli before the government announces the takeover of the entire western Libya after the withdrawal of the rival army.

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