EU Foreign Affairs Council to Discuss Libya Next Week

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The European Union’s (EU) Foreign Affairs Council will hold a meeting on 11 April, in Brussels. It is set to discuss the situations in Libya, Mali, and Yemen.

The meeting will also discuss the latest developments regarding the war between Russia and Ukraine. As well as exchange views on a new European strategy to strengthen smart, clean, and secure links in the digital, energy, and transportation sectors.

In early January, the Council said in a statement that EU aid to Libya, since 2014 amounted to about €700 million euros. This is to support a wide range of programs, including migration, humanitarian aid, institutional capacity building, good governance, economic development, private projects, and society.

Last month, the EU’s Ambassador to Libya, Jose Sabadell held a meeting with Libya’s Prime Minister-designate, Fathi Bashagha to discuss the latest developments in the country.

During the talks, Sabadell stressed the need to prevent escalation, avoid violence, and find a political solution to the current impasse leading to Libyan elections.

The Ambassador stressed the need to prevent escalating tensions, avoid violence, and find a political solution to the current impasse leading to elections.

He added that adopting an economic track can build confidence between the Libyan parties.
The EU diplomat also praised the role played by Bashagha in preventing the outbreak of armed clashes in Tripoli.

Bashagha emphasised that his government’s main goal is to hold elections, and fulfil the aspirations of the Libyan people, including living in a stable and democratic country.