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EU: GNA is the only legitimate government

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The European Union Foreign and Defense Ministers considered the Government of National Accord (GNA) as the only legitimate government in Libya, stressing the political accord, signed in Shkirat and adopted by the Security Council, is the basis for political progress.

The EU foreign and defense secretaries called, in a statement, Monday night, that all concerned parties, especially regional, to pressure Libyan parties to contribute in building the unity government and state institutions listed in the political deal. They urged the House of Representatives (HoR) and other bodies, including the fledging State Council, to accomplish the assigned tasks.

They also welcomed recognition from different state institutions, including the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) and the National Oil Corporation (NOC), and local municipalities.

The statement pointed that the EU is ready to revise all European sanctions against those blocking the GNA, and consider imposing extra sanctions against the persons threaten the peace and stability of Libya or undermining the political transition.

They announced their countries full readiness to provide all support needed for security and support the Libyan efforts, by providing consultancy, capability building for police, judiciary and criminal justice and anti-terrorism efforts, controlling borders and combating illegal migration.

Defense and foreign ministers expressed their concern regarding the deteriorated humanitarian situation across most affected areas, especially in Benghazi. They welcomed the United Nations response humanitarian plan, asking all Libyan parties to guarantee the arrival of humanitarian aid to all Libyans.