Brussels, 09/10/2015

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini in support of final political agreement on Libya talks

The presentation of the final package of the Libyan political agreement by the UNSG Special Representative Bernardino Léon marks an important step towards concluding the difficult negotiations of recent months. 

The Libyan delegates have displayed a sense of responsibility, leadership and a spirit of consensus at a critical time in the history of their country.  I commend their work and that of the UNSG Special Representative Bernardino Léon.

The European Union fully supports this final text and the senior leaders of the Government of National Accord, who will now have the responsibility to form the new government and oversee the implementation of the agreement.

Given the challenges facing Libya, there is no time to waste in the formation of a Government of National Accord, so that it may - with the full recognition and support of the international community - begin working for the benefit of all the Libyan people. 

We now expect the Libyan parties to endorse this deal which meets the aspirations of the Libyan people, to take the path of peace and prosperity.

The European Union stands ready to offer immediate substantial political and financial support - worth 100million euros - to the new government.