Declaration by the High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the EU on the situation in Libya.

Council of the European Union
Press release

11 April 2019

The military attack launched by the LNA on Tripoli and the subsequent escalation in and around the capital are endangering civilians, including migrants and refugees, and disrupting the UN-led political process, with the risk of serious consequences for Libya and the wider region, including the terrorist threat. The European Union and its Member States call on all parties to immediately cease all military operations. The LNA and all the forces that have moved into Tripoli or its vicinity must withdraw and the humanitarian truces called by the UN must be heeded. The European Union reminds the parties in this confrontation that they must respect international law, including international humanitarian law, and that those who violate it will be held accountable. The European Union and its Member States call on their international and regional partners to exert their influence and send the unequivocal message to the parties involved that there is no military solution to the crisis, only a...
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