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US News Libya: in Algiers, Le Drian pleads for greater diplomatic involvement of neighboring countries

12:15  16 october  2020
12:15  16 october  2020 Source:   france24.com

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Rencontre entre le ministre français des Affaires étrangères, Jean-Yves le Drian, aux côtés du président algérien, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, le 21 janvier 2021 à Alger. © Ryad Kramdi, AFP Meeting between the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves le Drian, alongside the Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on January 21, 2021 in Algiers.

On the occasion of a trip to Algiers, the head of French diplomacy, Jean-Yves Le Drian, pleaded on Thursday for the countries neighboring Libya to become more involved in the search for a political solution to the crisis.

Visiting Algeria, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, pleaded, Thursday, October 15 in Algiers, for greater involvement of the neighboring countries of Libya in the search for a political settlement of the crisis shaking this country.

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Libya ’s conflict was also at the center of talks held on Wednesday in Cairo involving Le Drian and Di Maio. Italy, according to analysts, sees itself as a key player in Libya because of its historic links as the colonial power and opposes the increased roles of Turkey and Russia. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe

"The role of neighboring countries is essential, because they are the first to be affected by the risks posed by this crisis and they can play a stabilizing role with Libyan actors, unlike interference by external powers", declared the head of the French diplomacy after an interview with the Algerian president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune . "In Libya, we consider Algeria that there is no military solution," he insisted.

Jean-Yves Le Drian calls for the organization of a meeting of the neighbors of Libya. He must go to these different countries to make this project a reality.

"Algeria is an essential partner for France"

For its part, Algeria, which fears the risks of instability at its borders and is trying to consolidate its influence on the regional diplomatic scene, also intends to endorse a role of mediator between rival Libyan camps.

Libya: in Algiers, Le Drian pleads for greater diplomatic involvement of neighboring countries

 Libya: in Algiers, Le Drian pleads for greater diplomatic involvement of neighboring countries © Ryad Kramdi, AFP Meeting between the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves le Drian, alongside the Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on January 21, 2021 in Algiers. On the occasion of a trip to Algiers, the head of French diplomacy, Jean-Yves Le Drian, pleaded on Thursday for the countries neighboring Libya to become more involved in the search for a political solution to the crisis.

What began as a clamor for greater autonomy soon erupted into an all-out war for independence. There was a transitional regime in Algiers as I began my studies in Tangier, and there broke out at that moment a fierce, fierce struggle between the provisional government of the Algerian Revolution which

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Libya is torn between two rival authorities : the Government of National Unity (GNA) in the west, based in Tripoli and recognized by the UN, and a power embodied by Khalifa Haftar, strongman of the Is .

Undermined by Marshal Haftar's military offensive against Tripoli in April 2019, which has since collapsed, the Libyan political process resumed in September. Next discussions are scheduled for early November in Tunis.

The main countries involved in the Libyan crisis - including Turkey, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt - pledged in January in Berlin to respect a UN arms embargo and to cease all interference, commitments that remained for the moment a dead letter.

Regarding the Malian crisis, Jean-Yves Le Drian highlighted the identity of view between Paris and Algiers, calling for the strict implementation of the peace agreements concluded in 2015 under the supervision of Algeria.

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"In Mali, like Algeria, we welcomed the establishment of a transition. This should lead to the holding of open, free and transparent elections and the reestablishment of constitutional order. Algeria, we call for the overall application of the Algiers peace agreement, ”he said.

"On these issues [regional crises, editor's note], Algeria is an essential partner for France", explained the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is making his third visit to Algiers since the election of President Tebboune in December 2019. His previous visits date back to January and March 2020. "It is a balancing power that favors the political settlement of conflicts within a multilateral framework. Algeria has a voice that counts in Africa as in the Mediterranean" , he still assured.

In a brief statement, the Algerian presidency specified that the meeting had been an opportunity to "continue the consultation and exchange of views between the two countries on the various regional and international issues of common interest, in particular the Libyan crisis. and the situation in the Sahel ".

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