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Short remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini in the margins of the International Conference on Libya in Palermo

Palermo, 13/11/2018 - 14:35, UNIQUE ID: 181113_16
Remarks

Short remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini in the margins of the International Conference on Libya in Palermo

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The European Union is in Palermo today, first of all, to support the Libyans – our Libyan friends that we have been supporting over all of these years with not only political support and security work and cooperation, but also with more than €370 million in support of the Libyan people.

We are here to support the work of the United Nations to mediate and find a political solution. The risk we have to avoid is that the security situation in Libya deteriorates even further and that the temptation of a military solution prevails - that would only worsen the situation for the country and for the entire region. This is why the European Union supports with all its political weight, with all its resources, the mediation and the political work of the United Nations and any space for dialogue and advancing on this difficult work.