France Extends Invitation to Dbeiba to Attend Paris Conference on Libya.Pulbished on:
Paris, 26 October 2021 (Lana) The French Embassy in Libya said on Monday that Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian handed over to the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdel Hamid Al Dbeiba an invitation to attend the Paris Conference on Libya to be held on November 12.
The embassy confirmed, in a tweet, that the upcoming Paris conference was ‘for and with Libya’, and that “France supports the National Unity Government along the path to a stable and sovereign Libya, and towards holding presidential and legislative elections on December 24.”
The Presidential Council had announced that Le Drian handed the President of Presidency Council Mohamed Al Mnefi a similar invitation when he met him at the "Libya Stabilization Conference’ held in Tripoli last Thursday and attended by foreign ministers and high-level representatives of 31 countries.
The Paris conference on Libya is expected to be attended by leaders of neighboring countries and countries concerned with the Libyan crisis, as well as the US Vice President Kamla Harris, whose spokesperson confirmed her attendance of the summit.
The Paris conference will bring together the heads of state and government of the countries invited to the Berlin conferences, in a form that will be extended, for the first time, to include all the neighboring countries of Libya, according to what the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced before the Libya Stabilization Conference.
Le Drian said: “The Paris conference will be organized in close cooperation with the United Nations and will be co-chaired by France, Italy and Germany, and will provide the final international impetus needed to support the elections at the end of the year, and to ensure that the conditions conducive to holding these elections are met and that their results are respected.”
The head of French diplomacy explained that the conference “will endorse the Libyan plan for exit of foreign forces and mercenaries and support its implementation, to put an end to foreign interference.