Syria, Libya crises top Hollande's security council agenda

At France’s defense and security council meeting on Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande expressed concerns over the escalating violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo and also discussed ways to help promote a lasting peace accord in Libya.
In a press release issued by his office, Hollande stressed “the risk of a major humanitarian disaster while people are trapped in the siege of Aleppo.”
“France strongly condemns this escalation and mobilizes the UN Security Council, where everyone must assume its responsibilities,” he added.
Following the visiting Libyan Premier Fayez al-Sarraj’s request for help to restore stability and security in North Africa’s main oil exporter, Hollande discussed with ministers action needed to back reconciliation efforts and end conflicts in that country, the statement added.
The French president also held talks on the recent foiled terrorist attacks in France and ways to increase vigilance and security measures amid the growing terror alert.

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