Moroccan king, French president discuss Libyan crisis in phone call

21 August 2019, Libya, Tripoli: A picture made available on 22 August 2019 shows fighters of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) of Fayez Serraj, firing their weapons during clashes with forces of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, at Al-Yarmouk frontline. Photo: Amru Salahuddien/dpa (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/picture alliance via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Libyan National Accord Government troops clash with eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar’s troops in Wadi al-Rabie area located at south of Tripoli, Libya. (Photo by Hazem Turkia/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Moroccan King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed on Saturday the Libyan crisis in a phone call, a government statement said.

The important role of Morocco and its recognized efforts over many years to resolve the crisis in Libya were highlighted in the phone talk, according to the statement.

Late on Saturday, a statement by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the North African country’s “deep regret” at its exclusion from the Berlin Conference on Libya scheduled for Sunday.

“Morocco understands neither the criteria nor the motivations behind the choice of countries participating in this conference,” said the ministry statement.

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