Macron declares reopening of French embassy during Menfi’s visit to Paris

Mar 23, 2021 | International actors

On 23 March, the President of Libya’s Presidential Council (PC) Mohammed Menfi, accompanied by PC member Musa al-Koni, met President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. In a joint press conference, Macron declared that France’s embassy in Tripoli will reopen from Monday. Macron also assured Menfi that France would defend Libyan sovereignty, adding that Russian and Turkish forces should leave Libya as soon as possible. France will also work with Libya on securing its borders against smuggling, human trafficking, illegal migration, and terrorism.