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'Libyans want a return to security'

Mohamed Dayri is the foreign minister of the Libyan government based in the eastern city of Tobruk, which is not recognised by the international community. Speaking to FRANCE 24, he welcomes the fact that General Haftar’s forces have taken control of the oil crescent region, an area comprising Libya's most important oil production installations.


Mohamed Dayri, foreign minister of the unrecognised Libyan government based in the eastern city of Tobruk, speaks to FRANCE 24 about the complex situation in his country.

Regarding the UN-backed unity government, which the Tobruk parliament does not recognise, Mohamed Dayri calls for "a real government that would represent all Libyans".

He praises General Haftar, the strongman of eastern Libya whose forces recently took control of key oil installations, and says Haftar might run for president in the future.

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