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Libyan Newswire

Answer – VP/HR – Documents on the proposed merger of Isis, pro-al Qaeda groups and the Muslim Brotherhood – E-000628/2016

The EU has long been concerned by the fact that the political vacuum in Libya helps terrorist groups, such as Daesh, Al Qaeda and Ansar Al Sharia, to gain a foothold in the country and has been relentlessly urging all Libyan stakeholders for a speedy acceptance of the UN-brokered Political Agreement (signed in Shkirat on 17 December 2015). The EU believes that the Government of National Accord, supported by all Libyans and by the international community, remains the best way for Libyans to confront terrorism in all its forms and for the political transition to move forward.

On 18 April 2016 EU Foreign Ministers welcomed the arrival of the Presidency Council in Tripoli on 30 March 2016. This move helps pave the way for the effective government of the country by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and for addressing the needs of the Libyan people.

Ministers strongly condemned all attempts to disrupt the stabilisation of Libya and reiterated their grave concern at the growing threat of terrorism including by Daesh and affiliates. This threat highlights the urgent need for the GNA to unite Libyan forces from all regions as the only way for Libya to take the path of peace, stability and prosperity, while preserving its unity and territorial integrity.