France Finances 7 Projects in Libya

French Ambassador to Libya, Mostafa Maharaj
French Ambassador to Libya, Mostafa Maharaj

The French Ambassador to Libya, Mostafa Maharaj expressed his thanks to Libya international Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Forum for organising a meeting in Tunis with 10 NGOs acting in all regions of Libya.

In a tweet, he added that France is committed to support civil society by financing 7 projects for more than 3,5€ million in 2022.

The French Ambassador to Libya said that his country will play a positive role in stabilising Libya in order to reach a political agreement in the North-African nation. The agreement aims to pave the way for holding elections according to a constitutional basis, the results of which are approved by all political parties.

This came during his meeting with the Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Mnifi, according to the Presidential Council’s media office. The statement added that the French diplomat praised the role played by the Presidential Council to get Libya out of the current crisis.

The meeting discussed the developments in the political situation in Libya and the local and international efforts made by France in achieving political stability in Libya.

“These efforts aim to (holding) parliamentary and presidential elections that meet the desire of the Libyan people to choose who represents them and implements their demands were also discussed,” the statement concluded.

Notably, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Libyan Parliament, Youssef Al-Agouri, encouraged Maharaj to open a consulate in Benghazi, in eastern Libya. During a meeting held at the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) in Benghazi, they discussed bilateral cooperation, joint coordination and recent political developments.

According to the Parliament’s Media Office, 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.

For his part, 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 at Libyan schools.

Maharaj also met with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), at the headquarters of the LNA General Command in Al-Rajma town in Benghazi.