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Al-Sarraj & EU ambassadors discuss latest developments in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, held a meeting on Tuesday with the European Union ambassador, Alan Bugeja, and EU Member States Ambassadors accredited to Libya.

The meeting was also attended by GNA’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Siala, Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and chairman of the High Council of State Khaled Al-Mishri.

According to a statement by EU’s delegation to Libya, “the joint visit of ambassadors representing the European Union, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom allowed for an exchange of views on the political and security situation in the country and supporting efforts towards moving forward the political process aimed at ending the period of transition.”

EU ambassador to Libya, Alan Bugeja (Left), France’s ambassador to Libya, Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen (Middle), Italy’s ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi (Right).

The EU ambassadors “reaffirmed the EU’s unwavering commitment to Libya’s stability, democratic transition and prosperity. We are keen to develop with our Libyan neighbor a solid partnership based on shared interests and values.”

They “applaud the ongoing discussions between key stakeholders to end the transitional stage in Libya and reaffirm our support for holding fair and secure national elections, as soon as possible.”

EU ambassadors called on all parties “to put aside their differences and work towards the establishment of a stable, unified and inclusive government that can deliver basic services for all Libyans.”

The ambassadors also urged GNA officials to “strengthen efforts to fight human trafficking and to ensure respect for human rights and humanitarian standards with regards to migrants and refugees, including in detention centers.”

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