EU denies intention to send military mission to Libya

EU denies intention to send military mission to Libya

July 19, 2021 - 20:48
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The spokeswoman for the European External Action Service (EEAS), Nabila Massrali, said on Monday that the European Union (EU) is not planning on sending a military mission to Libya to prop up the ceasefire in the country.

Maserati indicated that there is no discussion at the moment about an EU military mission in Libya.

"The EU is committed to continue supporting Libya's return to peace and stability, including through its civilian mission EUBAM Libya and its military operation in the Mediterranean EUNAVFOR MED IRINI." Massrali said at a press conference.

Earlier on Monday, EUObserver website said The European Union (EU) is firming up plans for a military mission to Libya in order to compete for influence with foreign powers there, according to a leaked paper seen by the website.

The website indicated on Monday that Libya's peace process required large-scale disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration (DDR) of combatants as well as a fundamental security sector reform (SSR)," citing the internal paper from the EU foreign service, dated July 01.

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