Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesperson (Paris - August 26, 2016)
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault spoke by phone on August 26 with Fayez al-Sarraj, chairman of the Presidential Council and Prime Minister of Libya, to laud his efforts at national reconciliation and his government’s efforts to oppose Daesh in Sirte.
The minister applauded the Presidential Council’s decision of August 24 confirming its determination to serve the country’s general interest by working with Parliament to strengthen the national unity government. This decision reflects a spirit of compromise. The House of Representatives is urged to act responsibly in helping implement the Skhirat agreement.
The minister reiterated France’s full support for Mr. al-Sarraj and the Presidential Council. France is paying particular attention to the Libyan authorities’ stepped-up monitoring of petroleum resources in the wake of the Skhirat agreement.