France unveils UN meeting dedicated to Libya

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Laudrian on Sunday unveiled an ad hoc meeting of Libya at the United Nations on Thursday, to prepare for an international conference to end the war in the country.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Laudrian announced on Sunday that he and his Italian counterpart will chair a meeting devoted to Libya at the United Nations on Thursday. In order to push for the organization of an international conference to get the country out of the bloody conflict.

"The aim is to engage in a political process. There will be no military solution in Libya," he said at a press conference on the eve of the UN General Assembly.

"Those who think this are wrong and risk dragging the country into a dangerous slide," he said.

"This downward spiral must be ended. I hope this meeting will be the first step towards a process leading to an international conference," he said.

"We are in full agreement with Italy because I will chair this meeting with my Italian colleague," he said.

In response to a question, he explained, “It is not me who will determine Hifter's role, they are Libyans” who will do so within the framework of the Libyan dialogue to be held at the end of the international conference.



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