EU welcomes UN-brokered cease-fire in Libya’s Tripoli

Tripoli, The EU welcomed on Wednesday the UN-brokered cease-fire in the Libyan capital Tripoli between rival militia groups that have been in conflict since late August.

The cease-fire agreed among several groups yesterday under the auspices of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya, Ghassan Salame, is a welcome step that should lead to the much-needed de-escalation of the violence in and around Tripoli, EU Foreign Affairs Spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said in a statement.

Kocijancic also called on all parties involved to fully respect the agreement and implement all its terms in a spirit of compromise and in the interest of the Libyan people.

She reiterated that the EU would continue to support the UN-led mediation process in order to provide "a lasting solution to the political crisis in Libya".

On Tuesday, the UN announced that a cease-fire agreement had been reached between the warring militias.

Source: Saudi Press Agency