January 19, 2020 / 3:34 PM / a month ago

France's Macron says presence of foreign fighters in Libya must end immediately

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia's acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2020. Kay Nietfeld/Pool via Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - The presence of Syrian and other foreign forces in Tripoli must end immediately, French President Emmanuel Macron will say in a speech to be delivered to a Libya peace conference on Sunday.

The United Nations should negotiate truce terms in Libya without either of the warring parties setting pre-conditions, Macron said in the speech seen by Reuters.

The speech makes no mention of an advance towards Tripoli by eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar or a halt in oil output.

Reporting by Michel Rose and John Irish; Writing by Gus Trompiz; Editing by David Goodman

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