The European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell suggested an EU military mission to protect cease-fire in Libya. “If there is a cease-fire in Libya, then the EU must be prepared to help implement and monitor this cease-fire,  possibly also with soldiers, for example as part of an EU mission”, Borrell said in an interview

and added: “Or take the arms embargo. We Europeans have been entrusted by the United Nations to enforce it. In reality, the arms embargo is ineffective. Nobody controls anything there”.

Earlier this month, Turkey’s parliament passed a bill allowing the government to send troops to Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), which has been in conflict with the warlord Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), whose forces are supported by Russia, Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. Last year, in April, Haftar’s forces launched an offensive against the GNA, whose seat is in Tripoli.

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