France’s Macron says presence of foreign fighters in Libya must end immediately

French President Emmanuel Macron and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian meet Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar before the start of the Libya summit in Berlin. (Reuters)

The presence of Syrian and other foreign forces in Tripoli must end immediately, French President Emmanuel Macron will say in a speech to be delivered to a Libya peace conference on Sunday.

The United Nations should negotiate truce terms in Libya without either of the warring parties setting pre-conditions, Macron said in the speech seen by Reuters.

The speech makes no mention of an advance toward Tripoli by the Libyan National Army led by General Khalifa Haftar or a halt in oil output.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53