EU Calls On International Parties To Defuse Tensions In Libya


Peter Stano, the spokesman for Josep Borrell, the European Union’s High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy, expressed the EU’s concern about the escalating statements, and deteriorating security situation in Libya.

He called on the international parties involved in the conflict, to work to defuse tensions, rather than aggravate the crisis.
Stano stressed that the EU believes that the only solution to the conflict in Libya, was through a ceasefire, agreed upon during the 5+5 military talks. This should pave the way for political negotiations.

In a statement, Borrell claimed that Turkey continued to send Syrian fighters into Libya, to fight on behalf of the Government of National Accord (GNA). He called for an end to the fighting in Libya, resumption of dialogue efforts, and support for the UNSMIL sponsored military talks.