Making the Best of France’s Libya Summit

On 29 May France will host a summit on Libya bringing together the country's four principal competing leaders to sign an agreement on a roadmap to new elections in 2018. The event’s stated purpose is to unite international actors behind a single roadmap and ensure Libyan leaders adhere to it.

If successful, the meeting could signal the rival leaders’ willingness to compromise and inject new momentum into a sputtering peace process. However, this article from Crisis Group argues that both the meeting’s format and the accord that France has brokered have stirred significant controversy both in Libya and abroad. It also highlights a number of problems with the proposed agreement as well as suggesting ways to improve the agreement's effectiveness. 

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