EU reiterates call for political dialogue in Libya

BRUSSELS, In the light of the ongoing escalations in Libya, especially around Tripoli, the European Union Monday reiterated its call on all parties to cease all military actions and resume political dialogue.

“There is no military solution to the crisis in Libya. The only way to settle it must be a political one, negotiated on the basis of the proposals recently put forward by the United Nations,” said Peter Stano, spokesperson for EU High Representative Josep Borrell in a statement.

The EU called on all members of the international community to observe and respect the UN arms embargo.

“The EU strongly supports the efforts of United Nations Special Representative Ghassan Salame and the Berlin process, as the only avenue towards relaunching the Libyan political process and to rebuild a peaceful, stable and secure Libya,” it stressed.

All participants to the Berlin process should engage constructively in bringing about a peaceful resolution to the conflict, that preserves Libyan sovereignty and is negotiated in the interest of all Libyans, it said.

Borrell is committed to reinforce EU’s diplomatic efforts in this regard and to continue reaching out to international partners, it added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency