Paris, France - The French president, François Hollande, and the Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, will meet on Wednesday in Paris, France, to exchange views on relations between the two countries, the French presidency told PANA here Monday.
Both leaders will also discuss the current conflict in Mali and its possible consequences in the countries of the region, including Libya.
While French troops, alongside several other African forces, are currently engaged in battle with the Islamist militants in Northern Mali, Libyan authorities have been consulting its neighboring countries in a move to prevent the rebels from entering Libya.
An international conference on how to re-establish justice and the rule of law in Libya is to be held ahead of the two leaders’ meeting.
Security challenges in post-conflict Libya will be high on the agenda of the Paris international conference, bringing together delegates from US, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the African Union and the European Union.
France and Libya have been enjoying strong relations in the areas of economy, security and diplomacy.