EU to Appoint Special Advisor on Libya

Libya Herald reports that the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton (pictured), has announced plans to appoint a special personal adviser on Libya, who will be based in Brussels but will visit Libya regularly.

The move is said to be in response to concerns to about the situation in the country.

Speaking to the European Parliament on Thursday, she said that the advisor would engage specifically with the Libyan authorities and “focus again on bringing international attention and bringing international actors together to try and support the needs of the Libya people”.

The EU, she explained, needed to “deliver support to the Libyan authorities to allow them to cement their democracy and create the functioning state”.

(Source: Libya Herald)

One Response to EU to Appoint Special Advisor on Libya

  1. Philip Hodkinson 8th April 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    More talk and little action as usual. The EU and the UN have lots in common.
    Whether this is a result of Libyan resistance to exterior based initiatives or lack of positive actions by those proposing support, remains to be seen.

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