French Envoy Discusses Counter-Terrorism with Haftar

French Envoy Discusses Counter-Terrorism with Haftar
French Envoy Discusses Counter-Terrorism with Haftar

On Sunday, the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar held discussions with Paul Soler, the French Special Envoy to Libya.

The talks centered around the evolving political landscape in Libya, and the importance of continued coordination and collaboration in the fight against terrorism and extremist factions.

They also touched on Libya’s recent political strides. Emphasis was given to the imminent elections based on recommendations from the 6+6 Joint Committee.

Additionally, the duo stressed the need for a fortified partnership between France and Libya, to deter extremist groups and terror activities.

This dialogue follows Soler’s prior engagements in Tripoli, where he met Mohamed Al-Mnifi, the Head of Libya’s Presidential Council, and Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba.

During his visit, Soler also delved into discussions about the upcoming electoral processes, and the crucial reconstruction of areas severely affected by the destructive floods in Derna and surrounding cities.

This meeting underscores the international community’s commitment, especially from influential players, to guiding Libya towards lasting peace and stability.

Libya, particularly post-2011, has become intricately linked with issues related to terrorism and internal strife, which has made it a focal point for international concern and intervention.

Apart from terrorism, the anarchy in Libya facilitated a surge in human trafficking and illegal migration. Given its extensive coastline, the country has become a major departure point for migrants aiming to reach Europe, leading to a humanitarian crisis.

Libya continues to grapple with internal divisions, though there have been recent efforts to establish a unified transitional government. The threat of terrorism, while reduced compared to its peak, remains a significant concern. The country’s vast oil reserves, strategic location, and the persistence of external actors ensure that Libya remains a key geopolitical focal point in the fight against terrorism and the broader dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa.