French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, right, arrives to meet with Tunisian Prime minister Youssef Chahed, in Carthage near Tunis, Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Libya Monday to push a Paris deal which paves the way for elections in the war-torn country.Le Drian met the head of Libya's U.N.-backed government, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, in the capital Tripoli ahead of a series of talks with various political actors.The May 29 Paris talks brought together rival Libyan leaders for the first time, including Sarraj and military strongman Khalifa Haftar whose rival self-styled Libyan National Army dominates the country's east.They agreed to work towards holding parliamentary and presidential elections by Dec. 10, with the Le Drian's visit aimed at maintaining pressure on Libyan leaders to prepare for polls.
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