After meeting with Libyan Presidential Council Chairman Mohammad al-Menfi, French President Emmanuel Macron said on March 23, Russian and Turkish troops must leave Libya to let the officials decide the state’s fate.
Macron said We must assure that the foreign forces move it as soon as possible on Libyan.
According to Macron, Russian and Turkish combat forces, foreign fighters”, must leave Libya because “only the Libyan armed forces are authorized and can reunite the country.
Recall that in Libya, until recently, there was a civil conflict between the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the army of Khalifa Haftar (LNA). The UN Security Council recognized the powers of the PNS in 2015. But the last major conflict between the LNA and the PNS took place in 2019. At the moment, the powers of the PNC are being transferred to the Presidential Council, which in turn should ensure the holding of general elections at the end of December 2021. The Presidential Council was elected with the participation of all the warring parties in the country.
History of the issue
On February 15, 2011, in the Libyan city of Benghazi, during the so-called “Arab Spring,” riots broke out, which quickly turned into the beginning of a civil war in the country.
On October 20, assassinated Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi.
The central stage of the war stopped on October 23.
The death toll during the civil war has exceeded 50 thousand people. Official power in Libya finally passed to the Transitional National Council (NTC) created by the opposition.
Gaddafi’s destruction could not bring peace in Libya.
The civil war continued permanently. The country was torn apart by conflicts between various warring Islamist groups and tribes.
On July 7, 2012, elections were held to the Libyan parliament – the General National Congress.
On February 14, 2014, General Khalifa Haftar announced the Libyan government’s resignation and the dissolution of the General National Congress.
On May 16, Haftar announces the start of a military operation against Islamists in Benghazi. Thus begins a new large-scale civil war in Libya.
On June 25, elections were held to the new Libyan parliament – the Libyan House of Representatives. Parliament moves from the north-east of the country to the city of Tobruk.
On November 6, the Libyan Supreme Court, located in Tripoli, declares the parliamentary elections invalid and announces the Libyan House of Representatives’ dissolution. Parliamentarians do not recognize the court’s decision.
On March 2, 2015, the Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk decided to appoint Khalifa Haftar as the Libyan National Army Supreme Commander (LNA). The Transitional National Council of Libya in Tripoli does not recognize this parliament’s decision and declares Haftar a war criminal.