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€6.6m European aid package for Libya

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The European Union (EU) announced, Wednesday, that it has finalized new assistance package for Libya worth a total of €6.6m, to support youth and provide health services.

According to the Italian news agency (Aki, the new package will be financed under the European Neighborhood Instrument in the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy.

According to the statement of the European Union, the assistance package consists of two programs, the first is to support and improve the health sector, the second is to promote the role of youth in building the society.

The High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy in the European Union, Federica Mogherini, referred to the “courage of many Libyans who joined Shkirat agreement” that was signed last week. She said “it is the role of the international community to support Libyans build their future with their own hands”.

Mogherini confirmed that the EU “will continue, as usual, its support for Libyans open new chapter of their history”.

According to Aki, the European Union regards the new aid package “just a start and indication for the EU commitment to support the transition process to democracy in Libya”.

The EU vowed earlier to provide aid package that worth €100m to support the transition process and build state institutions.

Observers saw that the EU is in bargain process with Libya by linking aid with the formation of the Government of National Accord (GNA) emanating from the Shkirat accord.