France-Libya Discuss Cooperation in Antiquities

France-Libya Discuss Cooperation in Antiquities
France-Libya Discuss Cooperation in Antiquities

On Tuesday, French Ambassador to Libya, Mostafa Mihraje met with the Head of the Libyan Antiquities Authority, Mohamed Faraj Mohamed.

They discussed cooperation in the field of antiquities, modernizing the Tripoli Museum, and combating the trafficking of archaeological sites.

In a Tweet, Mihraje said: “Happy to meet the head of the Libyan Antiquities Authority, Mohamed Faraj Mohamed, in his office in Tripoli’s Red Castle Museum.”

On Saturday, Maharaj affirmed his support for a consensus between the Libyan Parliament and the High Council of State (HCS), to reach an agreement on electoral laws and legislation, to achieve stability in the country.

This came during the Ambassador’s meeting with the Chairman of the HCS, Khaled Al-Mishri, accompanied by his second Deputy, Omar Boushah.

During the meeting, they discussed several issues, including the recent meetings on securing a consensual constitutional basis. This aims to break the political stalemate, and hold the long-delayed elections.

Earlier this month, the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Ageela Saleh, and Al-Mishri agreed to set “a clear and specific roadmap for elections.”

The roadmap aims “to organise elections and unify state institutions,” according to a joint statement issued by the two chambers.

Saleh and Al-Mishri met in Cairo on 5 January, where they agreed to create a joint committee to refer the constitutional document to the two chambers for approval.

The two sides affirmed their “keenness to achieve a consensual constitutional basis, to reach the presidential and parliamentary elections.”

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba accused Saleh and Al-Mishri of plotting “suspicious deals.”