Brussels, 26/11/2015
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STATEMENT

Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini in support of a political agreement in Libya

Courage and leadership are always required when it comes to tough choices, but tough choices are what is needed when it comes to the future of a country and of its people. The UN SRSG Martin Kobler is actively seeking a speedy conclusion of the Libyan political dialogue and we expect that all sides in Libya will show courage and will agree on a Government of National Accord.

Should the talks continue to stall, Libya will face the further spread of insecurity and instability, an increased threat from terrorist groups, a worsening economic and financial situation and a growing humanitarian crisis.

The EU stands ready to help the new Government of National Accord with a substantial 100 million euro aid package to support the delivering of the services the Libyan population urgently needs.
We support the UN SRSG in his efforts to garner the necessary support around the Government of National Accord so it can begin the difficult work of restoring stability and preserving the unity of the country.