By Sami Zaptia.
London, 29 March 2021:
As promised by French President Emmanuel Macron on 23 March during the visit to Paris by Libya’s Presidency Council head Mohamed Menfi and his Deputy Musa Koni, the French embassy in Tripoli reopened today.
Speaking to the Libyan state news agency, French ambassador Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen, said today, “I arrived in Tripoli to reopen the French embassy in Libya, and I am determined to work with all strength to strengthen relations with the Libyan authorities and the Libyan people who hosted me.”
During his meeting in Paris with Libya’s Presidency Council head Mohamed Menfi and his Deputy Musa Koni, French President Emmanuel Macron had said:
- Security and peace in Libya must be supported to bring stability to the whole region.
- From Monday the French embassy will open its doors in Libya.
- Our goal is to maintain a ceasefire in Libya.
- It is our responsibility to work to prevent countries that have an agenda to destabilize libya.
- We will help to reimpose control over Libya’s borders with the help of border countries.