EU cannot return migrants to Libya, Slovak Foreign Minister says

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he European Union cannot negotiate the return of undocumented migrants to Libya as there is no one to negotiate the return with, Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak said Monday, according to Sputnik.

“We have got a radically different situation in Libya, we have no partner in Libya for the time being, for the time it is not an option,” Lajcak told reporters.

Libya is serving as the major Mediterranean gateway for migrants heading to the European Union.

The country has been in a state of turmoil since 2011, when a civil war began in the country and its longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown.

Despite the first meeting of the GNA Cabinet taking in January 2016, Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament still refuses to cooperate with the unity government.

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