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France warns of ISIS return to Libya, Morocco reminds of Skhirat Agreement

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

RABAT – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Laudrian warned against the return of ISIS to reappear in southern Libya, stressing that the deterioration of the situation in Libya will negatively affect the security of neighboring countries and France.

“If this happens, the security situation will affect France, and perhaps we might see ISIS again in southern Libya,” Laudrian said in a joint news conference with his Moroccan counterpart Nasser Bourita in Rabat on Saturday.

“There are problems related to the smuggling of arms, humans and drugs. This affects the security of Egypt and other countries, so our position is clear and consistent, which is the need for a cease-fire,” he said.

For his part, Boreita said, “I assured to Laudrian that the Skhirat political agreement is a very important stage and the agreement must be implemented by the crisis parties.”

“Unfortunately, the situation on the ground is deteriorating, because there are foreign interventions in the Libyan issue, and the situation is very complex.”

“Morocco is seeking to ensure the stability of the region and the stability of Libya, and we can not make Libya a ground for settling disputes,” Bourita said.

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