Mogherini: EU support focuses on security, migration and humanitarian assistance

epa04380503 Outgoing Italian Foreign Minister and incoming EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini attends a hearing by European parliament foreign affairs in Brussels, Belgium, 02 September 2014. Leaders of the European Union's member states on 30 August 2014 appointed Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as new Foreign Policy chief.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET
epa04380503 Outgoing Italian Foreign Minister and incoming EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini attends a hearing by European parliament foreign affairs in Brussels, Belgium, 02 September 2014. Leaders of the European Union’s member states on 30 August 2014 appointed Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as new Foreign Policy chief. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

The EU High Representative for foreign affairs, Federica Mogherini, said in her remarks following the Ministerial meeting for Libya held on Monday in Vienna, that the EU started to use the one hundred million Euros package that they have prepared.

“Many of the projects that we identified with the Libyan authorities are actually running, especially those on the humanitarian support to the Libyan people, especially to help the internally displaced people.” Mogherini indicated.
She added that the European Union supports Libya in terms of security, adding that this is not something related to defense, but the EU is working with the Libyan authorities, in the sectors of civilian security, meaning police, border control, all that is related to interior and justice ministries and also the institution building for the country.

The EU High Representative also underlined the EU’s commitment to support Libya in the area of migration, she indicated.

“We also discussed our common work to manage migratory flows and refugees in the country… We have received an indication from the Prime Minister that one of the elements that they would need is the training and support of their coast guards, for both migration issues and also security issues. This is something that we are ready to do.” Mogherini concluded.

 

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