The president of France announced on Thursday his plan to create refugee processing centers in Libya this summer if security conditions are right, along with a network of emergency refugee asylums across France.
Emmanuel Macron, unveiled this latest initiative at a French nationalization ceremony at the Loiret Prefecture in the central city of Orleans.
The president gave an overview of his latest initiative: "The idea is to create 'hotspots' to avoid people taking crazy risks when they are not all eligible for asylum."
The French leader added that he would like the European Union to back this initiative but that otherwise, France would continue single-handedly.
Macron's intention is to create processing facilities on Libyan soil to carry out background screenings and avoid migrants who have no right to request refugee status, from "taking crazy risks" crossing the Mediterranean on overcrowded dinghy boats.
The Libyan political scene imploded after leader Muammar al Ghadaffi was deposed in 2011 by Islamist tribal factions with support from NATO special operations forces and airstrike support.
On Tuesday Macron met in the environs of Paris with the head of the Libyan National Unity government, Fayez al Serraj, who is backed by the UN and General Khalifa Haftar, former Ghadaffi general and current warlord that controls Eastern Libya, in an attempt o establish the foundations for a peaceful solution to the conflict.
This meeting included the presence of the new United Nations Secretary General's special representative to Libya, Ghassan Salame.
Both Libyan strong men showed their support for a peaceful solution after they agreed to a ceasefire and caledl for presidential and legislative elections "as soon as possible," probably in Spring 2018.
As regards to the French national territory, Macron said that by the end of 2017 he wanted nobody living on the streets.
He said he would create a network of emergency refugee asylums across France that should offer "the whole world," an example on how to treat migrants and asylum seekers and offer them a decent abode.