EU welcomes signature of Libya agreement

December 18, 2015
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The EU yesterday welcomed the signature of the Libya Political Agreement, and pledged support to the upcoming Government of National Accord. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini described it as “a historic step… towards restoring peace and stability for the Libyan people”.
In a stement on behalf of the EU, she said the signature of the agreement by representatives of the members of the House of Representatives and General National Congress, Independents, Municipalities, political parties and civil society “paves the way to a peaceful solution to a terrible crisis that has divided, impoverished, and inflicted so much suffering on the Libyan people, and which poses a growing threat not just to Libya itself but also its neighbours, including the EU”.
Mogherini said the EU stood ready to offer immediate and substantial support in a number of areas that would be prioritised together with the Libyan authorities, adding: “a €100 million aid package is already available including for the delivery of services the Libyan population urgently needs.” (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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EEAS – Libya
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Libya
EU Delegation to Libya – website and Facebook page 

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