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EU’s High Representative discusses political settlement with Al-Sarraj in Tripoli

The High Representative of the European Union (EU), Josep Borrell, visited Libya on Tuesday, continuing EU efforts to advance the political process and resume political dialogue to end the conflict in the country, according to a statement by the EU.

Borell met with the Head of the Presidential Council and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Sarraj in Tripoli, reiterating the EU’s support to an inclusive Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political resolution of the conflict and confirmed that Libya remains on top of the EU’s political agenda.

Borrell discussed the latest developments in the country, and conveyed EU’s strong and unwavering commitment to preserve Libya’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and national unity.

The statement said that the EU’s High Representative welcomed the ceasefire understanding between the House of Representatives and Presidential Council and stressed the need for its prompt sustainable implementation.

“Berlin Conference process is the only international framework that offers a realistic opportunity for the political dialogue needed to bring the Libyan conflict to an end. Discussions focused on the required mediation efforts and deescalation measures, including the enforcement of the UN arms embargo and EU operation IRINI’s role in its implementation.” Borrell explained.

In the meeting, Al-Sarraj and the EU’s High Representative also discussed other issues of common concern, including migration management and the recent public demonstrations.

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