The EU Delegation and the EU Heads of Mission to Libya stand by the Libyan people and government at a time of unjustifiable loss of life and widespread suffering.
The EU and its Member States fully support UNSMIL and SRSG Salamé’s mediation efforts to achieve stability in Tripoli, and welcome the ceasefire brokered on 4 September in Zawiya and the subsequent consolidation agreement of 9 September. We call on all parties to join and abide by this agreement and to work in good faith towards its consolidation. Any violation of the ceasefire, such as the rocket attacks against Maitiga airport, as well as inflammatory statements that may lead to more violence, are unacceptable. Furthermore, attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure constitute violations of international law.
The EU, in coordination with the UN and other partners, is ready to consider options to hold accountable whoever hampers the implementation of the recent agreements or threatens the free functioning of sovereign institutions working for the benefit of all Libyans. At the same time, we stand ready to help all Libyans who want to build solid, unified, and accountable state institutions.