Spotlight LIBYA Maghreb Confidential Issue 1257 dated 20/07/2017

France struggles to impose its new pro-Haftar line

Jean-Yves Le Drian with Federica Mogherini.
Jean-Yves Le Drian with Federica Mogherini. ©Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Since Jean-Yves Le Drian became French foreign minister in May, it has become clear that he would waste no time in repositioning French foreign policy behind the cause of eastern Libyan strong man Khalifa Haftar. Already, while he was defence [...]

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