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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
News article20 January 2020Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Joint Statement by the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the High Representative/Vice-President, Josep Borrell Fontelles

Yesterday evening, President von der Leyen, and High Representative/Vice-President Borrell Fontelles issued a joint statement following the Berlin Conference on Libya.

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Yesterday evening, President von der Leyen, and High Representative/Vice-President Borrell Fontelles issued a joint statement following the Berlin Conference on Libya. They said: “The Berlin Conference on Libya brought together the most influential regional and international partners at this critical moment in the Libyan crisis. 55 points were agreed today by the attending countries and organisations. The participants have committed themselves to refrain from any measures and further military support to the parties that would endanger truce. An agreement has also been reached on swift follow up. This is an important step forward. As European Union, we reaffirm that the only sustainable solution to the crisis in Libya is through UN-led mediation efforts that put the need of all Libyan people at the forefront. Only a Libyan-led and Libyan-owned political process can end the conflict and bring lasting peace. We support the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya, in the interest of regional stability and prosperity. This is also important for Europe.” The full statement is available online. (For more information: Eric Mamer – Tel.: +32 229-94073; Dana Spinant – Tel.: +32 229 90150; Peter Stano – Tel.: +32 229 54553)

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