French ambassador reiterates need to continuing Libya-France cooperation

French ambassador reiterates need to continuing Libya-France cooperation

May 21, 2019 - 17:57
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

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The French ambassador to Libya, Beatrice de Helene, reaffirmed the need to cooperate with Libya in a meeting with the Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha in Tunisia.

The French embassy in Libya said on Twitter Tuesday that the meeting with Bashagha discussed the ongoing fighting with reaffirmation for the need for Libya-France cooperation.

Libya's Interior Ministry media office said the meeting discussed security conditions and anti-terrorism cooperation as well as the organized crime, money laundry, corruption, and other issues, renewing readiness to sign MoUs with France in security fields.

Last April, Bashagha ordered a halt of security cooperation with France over accusations that France backed up the launching of Tripoli offensive of Khalifa Haftar.

At the time, France denied the accusations and reiterated support for the Presidential Council's government and for a ceasefire.