‘France support of the criminal Haltar’: Libyan UN-backed govt. cites reason for ending co-operation
Libya UN-backed Government of National Accord suspends cooperation with France, accusing it of backing Libyan National Army (LNA) lead by General Khalifa Haftar.
‘All relations between the interior ministry and the French side have been halted, because of the French government’s support of the criminal Haftar’ – Fathi Bashagha, Interior Minister of Libya’s UN-backed government – GNA.
Matteo Salvini, Italian Interior Minister, commented that ‘It would be very serious if France for economic or commercial reasons had blocked an EU initiative to bring peace to Libya and would support a party that is fighting. As minister of the interior I will not stand by and watch’.