The Address | Benghazi – Libya
PARIS – Tunisian President Kais Saied said the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) is based on international legitimacy and must be replaced by a legitimate government which is born of the will of the Libyan people.
“The authorities in Tripoli are based on international legitimacy, but this international legitimacy cannot continue. It is a temporary legitimacy, and its place must come a new legitimate government, a legitimate government which is born of the will of the Libyan people. And I will say it from this podium, in Paris, that Tunis will not accept the division of Libya”, he said.
He pointed out that his country would not accept a divided Libya, at a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris Monday.
Saied is the first head of state to visit France since the country’s de-confinement due to the pandemic.
This visit is also his first trip to Europe since the election of the Tunisian President last October.