Libya demands be scrapped off EU list of money laundering and terrorism financing

Libya demands be scrapped off EU list of money laundering and terrorism financing

February 16, 2019 - 20:59
Posted in:
Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council (PC) Fayez Al-Sirraj called on the European Union (EU) to remove Libya from the list of money laundering and terrorism financing countries.

In a meeting with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference, Al-Sirraj said the EU should have contacted his government to do some analyses before taking the decision.

Al-Sirraj also said that a Libyan economic and financial delegation will discuss the matter with EU officials to showcase Libya's commitment to the fighting of money laundering and terrorism funding.

Mogherini told Al-Sirraj of the EU's support for the efforts of the Head of the UNSMIL Ghassan Salame and his current work to hold a Libyan National Conference and then elections.

She also said the EU backs up Al-Sirraj's stance regarding the current military escalation in southern Libya, saying oilfields should be under the oversight of the PC's government and the National Oil Corporation."

In the meantime, Al-Sirraj called on the EU to lift the ban on Libyan flights in the European airspace.