French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint press conference after meeting Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dibeybe at the Elysee Palace.
Expressing support for the period of political transition in Libya, Macron said Libya should achieve military sovereignty and stability.
Macron said his country has a special responsibility towards Libya.
Stating that they will strengthen Libya’s stability in cooperation with the Libyans and their international partners, Macron said the Libyan people have the right to live in a sovereign and stable country.
Macron claimed that Turkey’s and Russia’s “foreign mercenaries” should leave Libya.
Stating that France is ready to help Libya provide security, Macron noted that the elections to be held in Libya at the end of this year are expected to be successful.
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On the other hand, Macron said that at Dibeybe’s request they would send 450 French doctors to Libya to fight cancer.
Dibeybe also expressed his satisfaction with the official resumption of relations between France and Libya.
Noting that France plays an important role in strengthening Libya’s political legitimacy, Dibeybe said France can contribute to Libya’s stability and end the existence of foreign mercenaries.
Dibeybe said they want joint projects between the two countries to resume.
Dibeybe said the joint commission between the two countries, which has not been able to meet since 2002, will resume its work and shared the information that this commission will follow up on agreements between the two countries.
Dibeybe said he hoped to see Macron soon in Tripoli.