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EU calls on Libyan parties to accept GNA authority

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The European Union has renewed its commitment to halt dealings with any parallel Libyan institutions to the Government of National Accord (GNA) or any economic institutions that refuse to deal with it, in reference to the National Oil Corporation and the Central Bank of Libya.

The EU statement issued on Monday by foreign ministers of its 28 member states renewed support for the Political Agreement signed on December 17th in Skhirat and the formation of the Presidential Council under Fayez Al-Sarraj. It called on all political parties to join the agreement and holding who obstruct it accountable

Ministers said they will only support the GNA as the only legitimate government in Libya and called on all institutions to accept its authority, and welcomed the formation of the Interim Security Council stipulated in the agreement.

It reiterated Rome conference statement issued after the conference on December 13th and the UN resolution 2259 that followed.

The statement stressed EU’s commitment to aid Libya’s stability, fighting terrorism and rebuilding institutions and facilities. It committed to send 100-million-euro worth of aids to the GNA while calling on all parties in Libya not to obstruct the arrival of humanitarian aids and not harm the humanitarian workers.