The new UN-backed Libyan government will have the support of the French government even on the military front, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday.

“Libya is a concern shared by all the countries of the region and beyond,” Ayrault said in an interview with a French newspaper and added. “The chaos which reigns there today aids the rapid development of terrorism (referring to the expansion of the Islamic State in Libya). It is a direct threat to the region and to Europe.”

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