The EU, France, Germany, And Italy Have Called For A Humanitarian Truce In Libya In Connection With Ramadan
EU chief of diplomacy Josep Borrel, as well as the foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and Italy - Jean-Yves Le Drian, Heiko Maas, Luigi Di Maio - called for a humanitarian truce in Libya in connection with the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan for Muslims. This is stated in their joint statement issued on Saturday in Brussels.
"As participants in the Berlin process and reiterating our commitment to the Berlin agreements, at the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan, we want to join our voices with those of the UN Secretary-General [Antonio] Guterres and acting special representative for Libya Stephanie Turco Williams in their call for a humanitarian truce in Libya," it notes.
The document emphasizes that "the conflict continues unabated, and the events of recent weeks have increased concern, in particular about the situation among the long-suffering Libyan population." "We call on all Libyan actors to be inspired by the spirit of Holy Ramadan and to resume negotiations on a genuine ceasefire based on the draft agreement of the Military Committee of 23 February and taking into account the political settlement of the conflict. We also call on them to join their efforts to confront the common enemy, which is the current pandemic risk, in the interests of the entire country," it says.
"Ramadan Karim for all Libyans," concluded Barrelle and the foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and Italy.