Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, declared on Tuesday that his nation would restore its embassy in Tripoli, the capital of Libya.
“Our embassy in Tripoli will be reopened on Monday,” Macron declared during his meeting with Muhammad Al-Manfi, the leader of the Libyan Presidency Council.
Despite being operational, the French diplomatic mission ceased operations in 2014.
At a joint press conference with the exiles in Paris, Macron stated, “I applaud the firmness and determination of the President of the Presidency Council and his deputy, and I express France’s support for them.”
Asserting that “Libyans deserve peace and stability, and we will make our efforts to get it,” Macron emphasized that “there will be no peace in the Mediterranean area if we do not accomplish it in Libya.
In addition to continuing to assist efforts to unify the Libyan military system, the French president reiterated his nation’s support for a cease-fire in Libya and access to elections by the end of this year.
Macron said: “Turkish and Russian foreign forces and foreign fighters must leave Libya immediately to ensure security.
He also stressed that “the unity of Libya is the goal, and we must, with our friends and partners, defend the agenda for stability in this country.
For his part, Al-Manfi said that the new transitional authorities in Libya are working to unify institutions and achieve reconciliation.
He added: “France has confirmed its support to the new executive authority in Libya and that it will reopen its embassy in Tripoli.
Libya, which has been in chaos and conflict since the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, is trying to end political division and take the country to elections scheduled for later this year.
Last month, the outgoing Government of National Accord handed over executive power to the Interim Government of National Unity, which is expected to unify Libya.
Fayez al-Sarraj, who has led the United Nations-recognized Government of National Accord since 2016, handed over power in a ceremony in the capital, Tripoli, a day after Dabaiba, and a three-member presidential council, including Muhammad al- Manfi, took the constitutional oath.
After years of stalemate in a country divided into east and west, Dabaiba, 61, was appointed Prime Minister along with the Presidential Council on February 5 by 75 Libyan officials from all sides who met in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations.
On the 10th of last month, the Libyan parliament gave the national unity administration, which comprises of two vice presidents, 26 ministers, and six state ministers, a “historic” vote of confidence.
As to the authorized roadmap, the new executive authority is in charge of aligning the state’s institutions and managing the transition period up until the elections on December 24, at which point their term would come to an end.