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EU’s Borrell: Turkey, Russia Should Exit Libya to Resolve Crisis

EU’s Borrell: Turkey, Russia Should Exit Libya to Resolve Crisis

Sunday, 5 December, 2021 - 07:30
European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell on March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, called on Russia and Turkey to exit Libya “as a means to resolve the crisis in the country.”


This comes amid efforts by the Libyan and international parties to find a mechanism for the exit of thousands of mercenaries and foreign fighters.


“There are many interventions and foreign forces in Libya, like Russia and Turkey, and they must leave the country as part of solving the crisis,” he told the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference held in Rome according to Sputnik.


“Elections in Libya are necessary for government legitimacy,” the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stressed.


He affirmed that the EU was ready to send observers to the country to monitor the presidential elections scheduled to be held on December 24.


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