Mogherini Sees ‘Important’ Gains in Libya Political Talks

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said there has been “important progress” in negotiations toward a political accord in Libya.

“There has been important progress in the talks on reaching a political agreement in Libya,” Mogherini said in an e-mailed statement on Sunday. “While this is encouraging, it is now urgent to bring the talks to a swift conclusion and close the deal.”

Mogherini said that a “Government of National Accord is crucial to establishing a peaceful and stable Libya, and end a crisis that has inflicted suffering on the Libyan people and pushed the country to the brink of disaster,” according to the statement. “UNSG Special Representative Bernardino Leon has all the EU’s wholehearted support in helping facilitate the rapid signature of the agreement,” she said.

“I expect all participants will engage constructively in the interests of all Libyans to finalise an agreement in the coming days,” Mogherini said.

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