Libyan rival leaders agree to ceasefire after Macron-hosted talks

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French president says Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar have shown ‘historic courage’ at the meeting outside Paris

Libya’s two main rival leaders have agreed to call a ceasefire and hold elections early next year after a meeting in Paris hosted by the French president, Emmanuel Macron.

Macron said Libya’s UN-backed prime minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, and Khalifa Haftar – the military strongman whose forces control large tracts of land in the east of the country – had displayed “historic courage” at the talks outside Paris on Tuesday.

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