The General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces denied, Saturday, that French thinker Bernard Levy paid a visit to the army headquarters in Al-Rajma, adding that “Such visit will neither take place today nor in the future.”
The General Command stated that Levy’s visit to Misurata was disclosed through the media and social media, according to a statement issued late Saturday.
Libyan media reported that Levy would tour the cities of Khums and Tarhuna, in addition to the city of Misurata, and would meet with the local military and political leaders in these areas.
The French-Jewish thinker Levy appeared in Libya in 2011 alongside rebel leaders against late Muammar Gaddafi, and played a great role behind the scenes.
It was said that he was consulted by the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy before the military intervention in Libya, and was even credited with a role in persuading Sarkozy to play a major role to overthrow the former Libyan regime.
It’s scheduled that Levy will hold a meeting with the Minister of the Interior affiliated to the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Pashagha on Sunday.
It is noteworthy that Misurata granted Levy the right of citizenship in 2011, according to Libyan local media.