Libya: EU offers support to Sirte’s inhabitants following its liberation

December 20, 2016
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The EU congratulated the Libyans for their efforts for the liberation of Sirte from Daesh, considering it “a significant step forward for Libya”, according to a statement by an EU spokesperson. “The EU stands ready to provide support to Sirte’s inhabitants. The fight against terrorist groups in Libya is not yet over and all Libyans need to unite in this fight.”
The statement reiterated the EU’s “continuing support to the Libyan Political Agreement and to the efforts of the Presidency Council to build on it as a basis for the future of Libya and its people,” calling all stakeholders in Libya to “come together in a spirit of compromise so that the Libyan Political Agreement can succeed.”
The EU also calls all parties to refrain from violence and from the use of military means aimed at forcing a unilateral solution to Libya’s political crisis. “Recent waves of violence, like the one in Tripoli recently, as well as irresponsible statements calling for armed confrontation, will risk endangering the process of building a stable, secure and prosperous Libya for its citizens.”
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EEAS – Libya
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage – Libya
EU Delegation to Libya – website and Facebook page

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  • Libya