EU Hosts Meeting of Libyan Local Leaders

On Monday and Tuesday, the EU is hosting a meeting of 34 Libyan mayors and local leaders in Brussels as part of the UN-led Libyan Political Dialogue – at a time when “local communities are bearing the brunt of the conflict” in Libya, said EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

The threath of Da’esh can only be faced if all Libyans unite against it… The continued military operations, including the latest military attacks on several airports, risk escalating tensions at a time when Libya’s leaders are engaged in a dialogue process,” she said.

The UN-led political dialogue process consists of 5 tracks: political, municipalities, security, political parties and tribal. Today’s meeting will be the second one of the municipalities and runs in parallel to the main political track in Rabat.

"Municipal leaders, being in the frontline in Libya, have a crucial role to play in seeking the end of the conflict for the sake of their people,” Mogherini said.

(Source: EU Neighbourhood Info)

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