#Libya: At a turning point


The Commission has commended Prime Minister al-Sarraj leadership in guiding Libya’s institutions through seating the government in Tripoli, the move is considered to be a turning point in the Libyan political process.

The European Union’s External Action Service, led by High Representative Federica Mogherini, reiterated her support for the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) of December 17, 2015, and for the Government of National Accord (GNA) as the sole legitimate government of Libya and endorsed in UN Security Council Resolution. They also emphasised their full political backing for the efforts of Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General Martin Kobler and commend his recent outreach to various Libyan communities.

The High Representative said that security is key for the future of Libya. The Commission says that ensuring security and defending the country from terrorism must be the task of unified and strengthened national security forces. Libyans must fight against terrorism with unity. Mogherini says that the EU stands ready to respond to the Libyan government’s requests for training and equipping the Presidential Guard and vetted forces from throughout Libya.

The Commission will also cooperate to help the government to tackle the threat posed throughout the Mediterranean and on its land borders by criminal organizations engaged in all forms of smuggling and trafficking, including in human beings.

Mogherinni stated that Libya’s national economic institutions, including the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), National Oil Corporation (NOC), and Libyan Investment Authority (LIA), must function under the sole stewardship of the GNA.


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