Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, will attend the International Conference for Libya hosted by the Italian Government in Palermo on 12-13 November.
The Conference aims to demonstrate the international community's full support for the implementation of the United Nations Action Plan on Libya and the efforts of UN Special Representative Ghassan Salamé to overcome the political stalemate in Libya's transition towards a stable, secure and prosperous country. The Conference will discuss prospects for a political settlement, elections, economic and institutional reforms as well as the creation of viable and accountable security institutions.
The European Union has, for years, been supporting Libyans through its extensive cooperation ranging from strengthening the institutions to promoting the business environment; from offering opportunities to women and youth, to ensuring the safe return home for the internally displaced; supporting migrants in Libya and Libyan authorities in this field; helping municipalities to deliver basic services and rehabilitate the critical infrastructure; from improving the public finance management to training journalists; and from helping to improve the management of primary healthcare services to strengthening the voice of civil society in the political process.
The European Union as the country's main humanitarian aid and cooperation donor and economic partner supports the development of the full economic and human potential of Libya. The European Union will continue to rally the international community behind these goals, to support the UN process and to demonstrate that the international community stands next to our Libyan partners to work for a better future for all.