France Holds Talks with Tunisia over Libyan Crisis

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The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, met with his Tunisian counterpart, Osman Jerandi, to discuss the latest developments in the situation in Libya.

Le Drian said that the neighbouring countries seek to achieve stability in Libya, unlike external forces; because they are affected by the risks posed by the Libyan crisis.

Le Drian explained that the neighbouring countries of Libya can play an effective role in achieving stability in the war-torn country.

For his part, Jerandi stressed that the solution to the Libyan crisis would be through political negotiations.

It is worth noting that the two parties to the fighting in Libya signed, on Friday, a permanent ceasefire agreement under the auspices of the United Nations, in Geneva.

The acting UN envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, said Libyan rivals agreed to reopen land and air routes, as well as maintain the current state of calm on the front lines, and to avoid further military escalation. She confirmed that the Libyan parties had agreed that all foreign forces would leave within 90 days of the ceasefire agreement. This would be supervised by the UN.