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France, Germany and NATO ready to help GNA

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The French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Marc Ayrault, said on Saturday in Tripoli, that his country fully supports the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA).

Ayrault said that “we call all Libyans to be united in supporting the PC and the Political Agreement that was signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat.”

Ayrault added that “we are under at the request of the PC to implement its programmes of the security of the Libyan people and the neighboring countries of Libya, we are in one battle against the terrorist Islamic State group (IS)”

From his side, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said that the biggest risk is the IS, and the Libyans are the ablest to fight it.

That was in a press conference, Saturday in Tripoli, gathered Steinmeier, Ayrault, and the Deputy President of the PC, Ahmed Mitig.

Steinmeier said that the arrival of the PC in Tripoli, is a positive sign for the Libyans and the whole world, despite still waiting for the HoR endorsement, and backed by the UN.

Steinmeier called all Libyans to support the political accord; pointing that Libya is unable to continue in the internal discord anymore.

In the same context, the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, said on Saturday, that they are in continuous communication with GNA.

Stoltenberg added that NATO is ready to help in disarming the armed groups in Libya, and offering military training shortly, according to the Libyan News Agency.

Stoltenberg confirmed that NATO is not planning to fight in Libya, adding that the forces of NATO are ready to combat the terrorism in case the GNA requests any suggested military help.