Libyan Parliament Encourages France to Open Consulate in Benghazi


Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Libyan Parliament, Youssef Al-Agouri encouraged the newly appointed French Ambassador to Libya, Mostafa Mihraje to open a Consulate in Benghazi, eastern Libya.

During a meeting held in Benghazi, the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation, joint coordination, and recent political developments.

Al-Agouri stressed the “depth of relations with France, and the need to enhance joint coordination to face common challenges.” He affirmed the need to “cooperate in combating terrorism and the migration crisis, and strengthening cooperation in the scientific and economic fields.”

The Libyan lawmaker expressed his thanks for the efforts of France to support the stability of Libya.

In turn, Maharaj renewed his thanks to Al-Agouri for the efforts he made to resume teaching the French language in Libyan schools.

On Wednesday, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) held a meeting with Ambassador to Mihraje.

The meeting dealt with the current situation in Libya, and the latest developments in the country. It was attended by the military attaché at the French Embassy.

Mihraje made his first to Benghazi, where he discussed France’s role in Libya, and strengthening joint economic cooperation.

The Ambassador also discussed partnerships with civil society organisations, and teaching the French language in Libyan schools. He noted France’s contribution to the reconstruction of Benghazi.

Mihraje and his accompanying delegation met with the Head of the Benghazi municipality’s Executive Council, Al-Saqr Omran Bojwari, a member of the Administrative Council, Radia Al-Muzabel, and the Undersecretary of the office, Nasser Al-Ogali.

The municipality of Benghazi added that the meeting touched on “the repercussions of the current political situation on local affairs, and the municipalities services.”

Mihraje expressed his joy at visiting the Benghazi Medical Center and his meeting with the center’s Director, Fathia Al-Oraibi. He tweeted that it was “a fruitful meeting on activating French cooperation with the medical center.”