Borrell Urges All Parties To Abide By Berlin Pledges


On Monday, Josep Borrell, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, urged all parties to abide by their pledges made at the Berlin International Conference on Libya.

This came during Borrell’s visit to Turkey on Monday, where he met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Kavusoglu and Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to review all aspects of bilateral relations in light of recent tensions.

According to the European Commission’s statement, Borrell confirmed in press statements that an important meeting will be held soon in the European Parliament to discuss the Syrian and Libyan files, saying, “we wanted to listen to the Turkish government to know its position”.

“Relations with Turkey are not at their best, and we must improve them and many problems must be resolved,” he added.

Since a meeting of world leaders held in Berlin in January 2020 to draw up a Libyan peace plan, both sides in the civil war have rejected international appeals and have sought support for further arms and mercenaries.

In February, the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding enforcement of the arms embargo on Libya and a ceasefire.