EU Council President Calls for an End to Interference in Libya


“The European Union reiterates its call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Libya and condemns the use of civilian infrastructure for military purposes,” said European Council President Charles Michel.

On Monday, EU Council President Michel met with the Presidents of Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic, as well as the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed, to discuss the challenges in the Sahel region, in Libya and also the holding of elections on the African continent this year.

In his speech, Michel called on all parties involved in the Libyan conflict to respect the UN-led political process to restore stability to Libya.

In addition, EU High Representative Josep Borrell has called on Libyan parties to put an end to hostilities and reiterated the need to set a stable political track to end the crisis.

Borrell expressed his full commitment towards the Berlin Process and mediation efforts led by the United Nations.

The two European officials also said they were ready to implement the results of the Berlin Conference through the European Maritime Operation in the Mediterranean (IRINI Operation).

The EU High Representative urged Libyan parties to abide by the draft ceasefire agreement that was reached during the UN-mediated Joint Military Commission (5+5) talks in Geneva. Borrell also called on authorities in Libya to prioritise the battle to contain Covid-19.