France Calls on Libyan Parties to Commit to Holding Elections on Time


On Wednesday, France called on all Libyan parties to assume their responsibilities, and respect the date of the general elections, which local officials no longer rule out delaying.

A spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry said that, “the holding of legislative and presidential elections on 24 December 2021 is necessary for stability and political reconciliation in Libya… We call on all Libyan leaders to assume their responsibilities without delay to achieve this process.”

In July, French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian called for all foreign fighters to leave the country as outlined in the ceasefire agreement, stressed the need to abide by the political roadmap, and to hold the upcoming elections as scheduled.