EU Reaffirms Support to Libya

EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton (pictured) has assured Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan of the EU’s containing support for the political transition in Libya, at a meeting on 23rd September on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York, according to a statement issued by her spokesperson.

The High Representative praised Libya's efforts to reach out to its neighbours in seeking greater regional security, and welcomed the adoption of the Electoral Law in July, said the statement.

Ashton also expressed “concern about the security situation in the country and welcomed the Prime Minister's ongoing efforts to address the problem”. She stressed that it was vital for Libya's economy and stability that oil flows return to previous levels.

She expressed satisfaction at the progress to date of the EUBAM Libya border mission.

“The High Representative pledged that the EU will continue to do all it can to assist Libya's reform process, and the two agreed to stay in regular touch, in particular on the ongoing work on the planned Framework Agreement between the EU and Libya", concluded the statement.

(Source: EU Neighbourhood Info)

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