EU reiterates support for any possible election

EU reiterates support for any possible election

November 17, 2020 - 18:27
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The European Union (EU) has reiterated its support for the implementation of the upcoming elections in Libya.

This came at a meeting in Tripoli, which brought together the EU ambassador to Libya, José Antonio Sabadell, the Presidential Council head, Fayez Al-Sarraj, Commander of the EU Operation "Irini", head of the EU Mission for Integrated Border Management Assistance in Libya (UPAM) and, the EU mission's advisor for security and counter-terrorism affairs.

The EU ambassador praised the commitment expressed by the Government of National Accord (GNA) to the UN resolutions and the outcomes of the Berlin Conference.

Meanwhile, Al-Sarraj renewed during the meeting his reservation to Sabadell and the accompanying European delegation regarding the European Irini operation, insisting that any monitoring must be inclusive of all Libyan borders.

The PC head appreciated Europe's efforts in supporting the peaceful path and the choice of elections, stressing the GNA's adherence to the national norms and principles in dealing with the situation in Libya, with a view to building a modern civil state.

The European delegation explained that the Irene operation includes air capabilities and satellites to monitor airports, airfields, and any air violations, reaffirming that their objective is to promote stability in Libya.

Other topics were also on the table including, the illegal immigration issue, as both sides agreed on the need for cooperation in facing the repercussions of this phenomenon, controlling the borders through which migrants flow, and the importance of engaging source countries.

The two parties discussed boosting cooperation in combating terrorism in all its forms, including establishing a coordination mechanism with the Libyan security and intelligence services.