France's Macron, U.N.'s Guterres want political solution to Libya crisis

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a joint statement with Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron discussed by phone the situation in Libya with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, on Saturday, the French Presidency said in a statement.

The two leaders “stressed the importance of a political solution to the current crisis, in respect of humanitarian law and of the Security Council resolution,” the statement said

“France will continue to support the U.N. mediation in Libya”.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Alexandra Hudson