April 5, 2019 / 11:05 AM / 7 months ago

REFILE-Britain says Libya's Haftar advance on Tripoli of great concern

(Changes day to Friday)

DINARD, France, April 5 (Reuters) - Britain’s foreign minister said on Friday the advance by Libya’s eastern commander Khalifa Haftar towards the capital Tripoli was of great concern.

“We are watching the situation in Libya very carefully, with great deal of concern, and are seeking to maximise European and British influence on situation,” Jeremy Hunt said at a news conference with Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

Haftar’s offensive on the capital Tripoli would be discussed among the seven ministers, they said. (Reporting by John Irish and Richard Lough)

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