EU’s Borrel Stresses the Importance of Monitoring the Ceasefire and Enforcing Arms Embargo in Libya – Al Marsad

In press statements ahead of the European Union foreign ministers’ meetings on Monday, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, said, “A cease-fire requires someone to take care of it. We cannot say this is a cease-fire and then forget about it. We do not yet know how we will go ahead with this, but there must be a mechanism to monitor it.”

[Libya, 20 January 2020] – Borrel added that there are several possibilities to enforce an arms control or an arms embargo and the foreign ministers will have to decide what to do in order to help implement the agreements of yesterday’s conference. He said that EU member states will need to play a more active role in Libya if Sunday’s Berlin Conference on Libya is to achieve stability in the country and help get its oil flowing again to the markets.

The European Union’s foreign policy chief said added: “Yesterday, the Berlin conference on Libya was a good day and we have to take advantage of this opportunity to advance the solution to the Libyan conflict.”

© Al Marsad English (2020)