The Delegation of the European Union issued yesterday the following statement together with the diplomatic missions of the EU Member States in Libya:
We are concerned by yesterday’s [Sunday’s] security incident involving the convoy of Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha, and we express our solidarity with the minister who is safe and well.
We call all actors for calm and de-escalation at this particularly sensitive time, as well as for a thorough investigation to identify those responsible for this dangerous incident.
Such actions are a strong reminder of the important work remaining to dismantle armed groups as per the ceasefire agreement of last October, and to establish the full control of the security sector in the hands of legitimate authorities.
We encourage all parties to avoid divisions and to adhere to the political process leading to elections on 24 December. The LPDF [Libyan Political Dialogue Forum] road map and the 23 October ceasefire agreement are the only way forward.