Joint statement by EU, France, Germany and Italy supports Cairo initiative, calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya, withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries and military equipment supplied in violation of the UN arms embargo |


By Sami Zaptia.

London, June 10, 2020:

A joint statement on Libya released yesterday by EU High Representative Josep Borrell and Foreign Ministers Jean-Yves Le Drian from France, Heiko Maas from Germany and Luigi Di Maio from Italy supported the initiative of Peace in Cairo, Libya, called for an immediate ceasefire, the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries, and the withdrawal of supplies of military equipment in violation of the UN arms embargo.

Here is the full statement:

In the aftermath of constructive commitments to end the fighting, to resume dialogue and to achieve a cease-fire within the framework of the 5 + 5 joint military committee, taken in Cairo on June 6, the high representative of the EU and foreign ministers of France, Germany and Italy urge all Libyan and international parties to effectively and immediately stop all military operations and engage constructively in 5 + 5 negotiations, based of the draft agreement of February 23.

These efforts must lead all parties to rapidly agree on a ceasefire agreement in the 5 + 5 framework, including the withdrawal of all foreign forces, mercenaries and military equipment supplied in violation of the arms embargo of the United Nations in all regions of Libya, and to engage constructively in all aspects of the intra-Libyan dialogue led by the United Nations in order to pave the way for a comprehensive political agreement in accordance at the parameters agreed in Berlin.

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