European Union External Action


Statement by the Spokesperson on Libya

Brussels, 12/09/2016 - 21:18, UNIQUE ID: 160912_8
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on Libya

The attacks over the weekend on several oil terminals in Libya endanger Libya's energy infrastructure at a time when Libya and its legitimate government need more than ever to be able to fully exploit Libya's oil fields for the benefit of its people.

The EU calls on all parties to immediately cease hostilities and to refrain from any action that could further damage Libya's energy infrastructures, which must remain under the sole control of the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), as the sole legitimate government in Libya. The EU urges existing militias and armed groups to respect the authority of the GNA.

The EU will continue to work to ensure the enforcement of UNSCR 2259, which includes measures concerning illicit oil exports, activities which could damage the integrity and unity of Libyan State financial institutions and the National Oil Company, and individuals and entities engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, stability or security of Libya.


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