Al-Mnifi Arrives in Paris for Talks with Macron

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On Tuesday, Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Mnifi headed a high-level delegation to Paris, where he is scheduled to hold talks with French President, Emmanuel Macron.

The first official visit of Al-Mnifi comes in response to an invitation from the French President, in light of the two sides’ keenness to develop and enhance the strategic relations between Libya and France.

Al-Mnifi and his deputy Mousa Al-Koni will hold a press conference with Macron, in addition to attending a dinner banquet at the Elysée Palace this evening.

The Libyan delegation is also set to head to Cairo for talks with the Egyptian President, Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi over the latest political developments in Libya.

On Monday, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis visited Tripoli. He met with the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU) Abdul-Hamid Dbaiba, Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush, and Head of the Presidency Council (PC) Mohamed Al-Mnifi.

The PC leadership reiterated their commitment to implement the LPDF roadmap, including fostering a comprehensive national reconciliation process; unifying sovereign institutions; and ensuring the elections take place in December.

The meeting also covered the need to accelerate the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement, including the removal of foreign fighters, and the unification of security institutions. The PC also reiterated the need for the Libyan Parliament to accelerate the process of appointing leadership positions for sovereign institutions.