Skhirat Agreement Highlighted at Paris International Conference on Libya

The 2015 Skhirat political agreement, which laid the foundations for reconciliation between the various protagonists of the Libyan crisis, was highlighted at the International Conference on Libya, held Friday in Paris. This agreement, considered as the basic reference for any political settlement of the Libyan crisis, has been cited by French President Emmanuel Macron among the various international initiatives carried out in recent years to get Libya out of the political crisis in which the country has sunk since the fall of the Gaddafi regime. “A great work has been conducted in recent years in which we all participated, with several initiatives; La Celle-Saint-Cloud in Paris in 2017 and 2018; in Palermo; in Berlin; in Tripoli recently. I do not forget the Cairo initiative and the Skhirat agreements…”, said the French head of state at the joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Libyan Presidential Council President Mohamed El-Menfi and Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah. In addition, in their final statement at the end of this international conference, participants referred to the inter-Libyan agreement reached in Skhirat, considered by the UN Security Council as the “only viable framework to end the political crisis in Libya”.