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Luxembourg: Mogherini calls for Libyan leaders to overcome 'personal interests'03:05

Luxembourg: Mogherini calls for Libyan leaders to overcome 'personal interests'

Luxembourg, Luxembourg City
April 8, 2019 at 09:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini called on Libyan leaders to overcome their "personal interests" and to stop fighting, during a Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg City on Monday.

"I believe the challenge is now for the Libyan different factions and leaders to overcome maybe personal interests and serve the Libyan people," she told the press, adding that the country "has all the potential and all the resources to become a success story if there is enough responsibility from political leaders to exercise their power in a constructive manner and not fighting each other."

The situation in Libya escalated on Thursday, when the self-styled 'Libyan National Army' under the command of General Khalifa Haftar advanced on Tripoli over the weekend.

Mogherini also briefly discussed the situation in Venezuela, which is on the agenda at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting. "I would expect that from this conversation will come out an even stronger push for the role of the European Union and the international contact group in trying to find a Venezuelan peaceful and democratic outcome of this crisis," she said.

Luxembourg: Mogherini calls for Libyan leaders to overcome 'personal interests'03:05
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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini called on Libyan leaders to overcome their "personal interests" and to stop fighting, during a Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg City on Monday.

"I believe the challenge is now for the Libyan different factions and leaders to overcome maybe personal interests and serve the Libyan people," she told the press, adding that the country "has all the potential and all the resources to become a success story if there is enough responsibility from political leaders to exercise their power in a constructive manner and not fighting each other."

The situation in Libya escalated on Thursday, when the self-styled 'Libyan National Army' under the command of General Khalifa Haftar advanced on Tripoli over the weekend.

Mogherini also briefly discussed the situation in Venezuela, which is on the agenda at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting. "I would expect that from this conversation will come out an even stronger push for the role of the European Union and the international contact group in trying to find a Venezuelan peaceful and democratic outcome of this crisis," she said.