The European Union congratulates Ján Kubiš on his appointment as UN Secretary-General Special Envoy and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.
The Libyan crisis is currently at a turning point. The EU welcomes a strong leadership in the UN–led mediation process to continue making progress towards a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned sustainable political solution. This is the only way to put a definitive end to the crisis, ensuring a transition in Libya and preserving the country as united, sovereign and stable.
Thank you Ms President, dear Members of the European Parliament,
At the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in October, European Union Ministers and I agreed that our relations with Latin America and the Caribbean have not been high enough on our political agenda and that we should change this –not just by saying it, but through concrete action.