Libya: Di Maio with Borrell (EU), Le Drian (France) and Maas (Germany) call for humanitarian truce

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BRUSSELS, APRIL 27 – “As participants to the Berlin process and in a renewed commitment to the Berlin conclusions, in this beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan, we want to unite our voices to those of the UN Secretary-General Guterres and his Acting Special Representative for Libya, Stephanie Turco Williams, in their call for a humanitarian truce in Libya”, the High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, and Foreign Ministers Jean-Yves Le Drian of France, Heiko Maas of Germany and Luigi Di Maio of Italy said in a joint statement.

“The conflict in Libya continues unabated and developments during the latest weeks have increased concerns, in particular over the situation among the long suffering Libyan population”, said the European leaders calling on all the Libyan actors to get inspired by the spirit of the Holy Ramadan, engage in resuming talks for a genuine ceasefire on the basis of the draft agreement of the Military Committee of 23 February, and in view of a political solution to the conflict, and unite their efforts to face the common enemy which the current pandemic risks represent in the interest of the whole country”. (@OnuItalia)