France’s initiative aims at excluding African Union’s role in Libyan crisis

date 2017/08/01 views 429 comments 0

icon-writer By: Sofiane. A. / English version: M. A.

Jeune Afrique managzine evoked the French sponsorship of a meeting between President of the Libyan Presidential Council Faiz Serradj and retired colonel Khalifa Haftar in Paris last week. It concluded that France’s President Emmanuel Macron wants to exclude any role of the African Union in the Libyan crisis.

Algeria is one of the countries which support the African Union’s role in the settlement of the Libyan crisis. This approach is shared by many African nations.

Jeune Afrique cited African diplomatic sources, saying France isolated the African Union and Italy as it is a pivotal nation in view of historical considerations. Its foreign minister Angelino Alfano and media launched a campaign against the French initiative.

According to observers, the French endeavours come as Paris feels guilty about Libya’s people. The Atlantic military intervention which toppled late Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi had been sponsored by France.

Paris now tries to make Libya as a camp for illegal immigrants and prevent them from reaching Europe.

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