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Delegation of EU’s CSDP concludes its visit to Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – A delegation of the European Union’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) concluded a two-day visit on Wednesday.

Deputy Secretary General for CSDP, Pedro Serrano De Haro Soriano, and his accompanying delegation arrived in Tripoli on Tuesday where they met with chairman of the Presidential Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj.

According to a statement by the Presidential Council, Al-Sarraj and Soriano discussed “the latest developments in the political situation in Libya and the programs of security cooperation within the framework of the coordination process between the government of national accord and the European Union.”

The statement added, “cooperation programs include institutional support and contribution to the fight against illegal immigration through Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean and the southern border security, and support the implementation of security arrangements in and around the capital Tripoli through training programs.”

The same delegation met also with GNA’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and discussed the security situation in Tripoli.

Serrano also met with UN Special Representative of the Secretary General, Ghassan Salamé, and UN Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs, Stephanie Williams, as well as EU Member States ambassadors, representatives from UN agencies and international NGOs present in Libya, and Libyan municipalities.

The Common Security and Defense Policy is the European Union’s course of action in the fields of defense and crisis management.

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