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Le Drian From Tripoli: France Will Push For Helping Libyans Conduct Presidential And Parliamentary Elections

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LIBYA – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Tripoli on Monday for a series of meetings with Libyan leaders who took part in the Paris Meeting on May 30.

Le Drian said in a press conference with GNA Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala that he had informed the President of the Presidential Council Fayez al-Sarraj that his country supports the efforts of the UN envoy Ghassan Salamé to get out of the current Libyan political crisis, stressing that France supports the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections.

The French Foreign Minister stressed that the Libyan leaders pledged in Paris to hold presidential and legislative elections, indicating that his country will push for helping Libyans to go in this way.

He revealed that the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) received financial support from the United Nations estimated at one million dollars to help them prepare for the upcoming elections.

After the press conference, Le Drian traveled to Cyrenaica to meet Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan National Army General Commander in the Benghazi suburb al-Rajmah. He will also meet with chancellor Aguila Saleh, the President of the House of Representatives in Al-Qubbah.

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