European leaders urge foreign fighters to leave Libya

Cairo (AP) —Sunday the European Union called for the departure of all foreign troops and mercenaries from Libya and described it as a “precondition” for returning to the stability of a war-torn country.

At a press conference in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, EU Council Chair Charles Michel described the appointment of the interim government earlier this year as a “historic moment.” The government intends to govern the country until the general election on December 24th.

“You have created an opportunity to rebuild the country, but there is one prerequisite. All foreign fighters and troops must leave the country,” he said, politically and mostly armed in Libya. A stable and prosperous country of sovereigns that “grabs a unique opportunity to build unity” with the faction. “

A recent report by UN experts accused several foreign governments of competing in oil-rich countries, shifting them to the stage of ignoring UN sanctions and the decade-long UN arms embargo. ..

Experts identify Turkey and Qatar as military supporters loyal to the UN-supported regime in western Tripoli, with United Arab Emirates, Russia and Egypt controlling the eastern and southern parts of Libya, military commander Harifa Hifter. Assisted. ..

After meeting with a newly appointed government leader, Michelle defeated long-time dictator Muang Mar Gadafi and later killed him after many years of turmoil since the 2011 uprising, the EU supported national reconciliation efforts He said he was.

According to the office of Libyan leaders, Mohammad Younes Menfi, chairman of the Presidential Council, said he and Michelle had discussed migration between Libya and the EU and “maritime boundary security.” Libya has emerged as a major transit point for migrants seeking a better life in Europe, fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.

EU officials said other European leaders would visit Libya in the coming days, reflecting the importance of EU-Libya relations, and that the EU ambassador to Libya would return to Tripoli by the end of April. Added. He did not have the authority to brief in the media, so he spoke on condition of anonymity.


Contributed by Raf Casert, an Associated Press writer in Brussels.