Macron renews to Libya's Al-Sarraj France's rejection of Tripoli offensive

Macron renews to Libya's Al-Sarraj France's rejection of Tripoli offensive

July 27, 2019 - 21:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj met Saturday in Tunisia with the President of France Emmanuel Macron and discussed with him the ramification of the Tripoli offensive that was launched by Khalifa Haftar on April 04.

The meeting came on the sidelines of Al-Sarraj and Macron's attendance of the funeral of the Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who passed away on Thursday.

Macron reiterated his rejection to the attack on Tripoli and the need for a ceasefire as well as a return to the UN-led political process.

Meanwhile, Al-Sarraj said the urge for a ceasefire should be made to the attacking forces as the "Government of National Accord" is doing its duties by defending itself and the civilian state in Libya, reminding Macron of the initiative he proposed last June to return to the political process that paves the way for elections.

In the meantime, the French Parliament formed a committee to investigate the clandestine and suspicious role of France in Libya, citing the US-made French missiles that were found in Gharyan among Khalifa Haftar's forces military equipment.

The formation of the committee to investigate France's role in Libya before and during Tripoli offensive was based on a proposal of 17 Parliament Members on July 18.