EU re-launch monitoring of arms embargo on Libya, Germany calls to continue political process 

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On Monday the European Union (EU) has sought to persuade Italy to resume Operation Sofia to monitor the arms embargo on Libya, and to discuss the European contribution to the implementation of the international agreement reached last Sunday, during the Berlin conference.


“Nothing has been accepted” by the fighters, European Union foreign minister, Josep Borrell, announced before the start of a meeting of foreign ministers of EU countries in Brussels, dedicated to discussing the next stage of the agreement reached during the Berlin conference, on the political solution in Libya.

Head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and his opponent, leader of the army of eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet during the Berlin conference sponsored by the United Nations.

The countries supporting the two Libyan leaders committed to stop providing aid to them, and to respect the arms embargo imposed on Libya, with the aim of forcing the warring parties to negotiate, as explained by German foreign minister, Heiko Maas.

Maas added that the special representative of the secretary-general for Libya, Ghassan Salame, invited Haftar and Al-Sarraj to a meeting this week, with the aim of turning the armistice into a long-term peace process.”

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EU re-launch monitoring of arms embargo on Libya, Germany calls to continue political process 

2020/01/1579609995.jpg
Read: 895     16:58     21 January 2020    

On Monday the European Union (EU) has sought to persuade Italy to resume Operation Sofia to monitor the arms embargo on Libya, and to discuss the European contribution to the implementation of the international agreement reached last Sunday, during the Berlin conference.


“Nothing has been accepted” by the fighters, European Union foreign minister, Josep Borrell, announced before the start of a meeting of foreign ministers of EU countries in Brussels, dedicated to discussing the next stage of the agreement reached during the Berlin conference, on the political solution in Libya.

Head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and his opponent, leader of the army of eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet during the Berlin conference sponsored by the United Nations.

The countries supporting the two Libyan leaders committed to stop providing aid to them, and to respect the arms embargo imposed on Libya, with the aim of forcing the warring parties to negotiate, as explained by German foreign minister, Heiko Maas.

Maas added that the special representative of the secretary-general for Libya, Ghassan Salame, invited Haftar and Al-Sarraj to a meeting this week, with the aim of turning the armistice into a long-term peace process.”

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