France allegedly makes plans for a federalist conference on Libya

May 21, 2022 | International actors

On 21 May, France was reported to be making plans to hold a conference centred on proposing a new federalist mechanism for power-sharing in Libya based on the country’s three historical regions of Tripolitania, Fezzan and Cyrenaica. Former National Transitional Council (NTC) Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, along with the former Libya Ambassador to France, Mansour Seif al-Nasr, are reported to be facilitating the conference, with 11 Fezzan representatives already in France to participate in discussions. According to reports, the UN and other regional and international actors are not involved in the event, nor are Turkey and Russia.