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Libya conflict: MEPs to assess the situation 

Parliament will discuss on Tuesday the recent developments in Libya and the efforts to prevent an international conflict.

Airstrikes against the military school in Tripoli, on 4 January, and the Turkish Parliament’s subsequent decision to authorise military deployments in Libya escaladed the violence in the Mediterranean country.

As outlined by EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell, the EU is firmly convinced that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis and calls on all sides to engage in a political process under UN leadership.

Parliament’s President David Sassoli met with Fayez Al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord on 8 January, during a visit by Mr Al-Sarraj to Brussels to discuss the ongoing situation in Libya with various EU leaders.

MEPs will debate the situation in the region and the way forward with Josep Borrell on Tuesday afternoon.

Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

2019/2984(RSP)

Debate: Tuesday, 14 January