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NATO and EU pledge helping Libya


The European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) expressed their readiness in continuing aiding Libya and offering more support for the Government of National Accord (GNA) once formed.

This was in a meeting for 27 European Defense and foreign ministers on Friday in Amsterdam, and attended by the General Secretary of the allegiance Jens Stoltenberg.

The European Union has pledged to allocate 100 million euros for aid programs in Libya once the GNA is seated.

Stoltenberg believes that forming the government in Libya is a first step on the way of fighting Islamic State group.

The Dutch defense minister, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said that the Libyan case was at the core of discussions in the meeting, adding that participants were concerned over spreading the IS control amid inability of political actors to form the government.

“we notice that the group is more present in Sirte”, she added.