German, French foreign ministers in Libya in indicate of support

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 7:35 PM

N.-brokered unity government. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier tells reporters Saturday in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, that with Europe'south support, he believes only Libyans are able to restore their national institutions and fight the Islamic State group.

German, French foreign ministers in Libya in indicate of support

The German and French foreign ministers are on a joint visit to Libya to demonstrate the international community'south support for the country'south new U. N.-brokered unity government.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier tells reporters Saturday in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, that with Europe'south support, he believes only Libyans are able to restore their national institutions and fight the Islamic State group.

The visit by Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault follows a Thursday visit by the ambassadors of France, Britain and Spain who pledged to reopen embassies closed two years ago because of instability in the country.

Turmoil over the past two years has split Libya into rival governments and parliaments: an outdated one in Tripoli backed by Islamist militias, and another in eastern Libya, which had been internationally recognized.

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