Trump and Macron discussed ways to de-escalate in Libya

The conflict in Libya is aggravated by the presence of foreign forces and weapons.

US President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron, discussing major bilateral and international issues, including ways to de-escalate the situation in Libya, which is aggravated by the presence of foreign forces and weapons.

Recall that recently UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council that the conflict in Libya had entered a new phase “with foreign intervention reaching unprecedented levels.”

Since 2014, Libya has been divided: the internationally recognized government controls the capital, Tripoli, and the North-Western regions, while the military leader, Khalifa Haftar, controls the Eastern part of the country.

Haftar is supported by the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Russia, and the government has the support of Turkey.