Tripoli: France fully supports UN mediation and action plan
Statement issued by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (Paris - September 5, 2018)
Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke on the phone today with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salamé.
Jean-Yves Le Drian welcomed the cessation of hostilities agreement brokered yesterday thanks to the mediation efforts of the special representative, following 10 days of fighting in Tripoli. He reaffirmed our condemnation of the violence and the challenges to stability and the authority of the Government of National Accord. He assured his interlocutors of France’s full support for UN mediation and the action plan as recalled by the president of the Security Council on June 6 and by Ghassan Salamé on July 16.
In support of the UN effort and together with its partners, France is determined to promote the political process, with the holding of elections by year’s end, in keeping with the UN action plan. Those who seek to undermine this political process must be held to account. It calls on the international community, regional organizations, and all of Libya’s friends to join forces in this regard, particularly during the week of high-level meetings at the UN General Assembly.