Libya’s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar and the head of the UN-backed government Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj plan to meet on Tuesday for French-organized talks on a deal to resolve the country’s crisis, a diplomatic source said on Sunday.
“I know Haftar is in Paris already, Sarraj is due to arrive soon. They are aiming for Tuesday,” the source told Reuters.
The two held talks in Abu Dhabi in May, the first in more than a year and a half, about a UN-backed deal Libya’s Western partners hope will end the factional fighting that has dominated Libya since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
French President Emmanuel Macron wants France to play a larger role in bringing Libya’s rival factions together.
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