PARIS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- France will host an international meeting on Libya next week as a move to press for a diplomatic end to the conflict in the North Africa's main oil exporter, Stephane Le Foll, French government's spokesman announced on Wednesday.
The gathering aims "to see how we can advance the cause of achieving the necessary unity in Libya which remains major objective of French diplomacy," Le Foll added after a cabinet meeting.
Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey will attend the Paris meeting, he said, without giving an accurate date.
In a statement released by French presidency office, President Francois Hollande discussed with ministers the action needed to back reconciliation efforts and end conflicts in that country, following visiting Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj's request for help to restore stability and security in the country.
Last month, Le Foll said French special forces were operating in Libya "to make sure France is present everywhere in the struggle against terrorists."
Libya has been plunged into chaotic violence since 2011. Armed groups have taken advantage of five-year-long political and security vacuum to escalate fighting for the control of oil facilities, which represent the country's key economy.