Libya's Interior Ministry resumes security, training cooperation with France
The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has ordered the resumption of security and training cooperation in mutual agreements with France.
Bashagha sent Tuesday a letter to the Head of Cooperation and Contact Administration of the Interior Ministry asking him to put the resumption to effect.
Meanwhile in May, the French ambassador to Libya, Beatrice de Helene, reaffirmed the need to cooperate with Libya in a meeting with Bashagha in Tunisia.
Libya's Interior Ministry media office said at the time that the meeting had discussed security conditions and anti-terrorism cooperation as well as the organized crime, money laundry, corruption, and other issues, renewing readiness to sign MoUs with France in security fields.
Last April, Bashagha ordered a halt of security cooperation with France over accusations that France backed up the launching of Tripoli offensive of Khalifa Haftar.
At the time, France denied the accusations and reiterated support for the Presidential Council's government and for a ceasefire.