European Union External Action

Statement on the attack on the Libyan High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli

Bruxelles, 02/05/2018 - 18:13, UNIQUE ID: 180502_16
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the attack on the Libyan High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli

Today, a terrorist attack targeted the Libyan High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli. 

The HNEC plays an important role in the development of legitimate institutions in Libya. The attack, targeting directly its work, must be promptly investigated.

The European Union expresses its condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a prompt recovery to those injured.

Future elections in Libya will be key for establishing stable, unified, representative and effective governance for the country. Libyan citizens, through exercising their fundamental right to vote, will be given the opportunity to shape their country’s future.

All Libyans deserve to live in peace and security. The European Union reiterates its firm support to the inclusive UN mediation process and efforts by the Special Representative Ghassan Salamé to forge a lasting solution to the crisis in Libya, including in the framework of the Libya Quartet together with the African Union and the League of Arab States which met on Monday.

The European Union expects all legitimate Libyan actors to work towards this goal, showing willingness to compromise and by putting the interests of the Libyan people first.  

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