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Belgium: IRINI 'part of the solution' in enforcing Libya's arms embargo, says EU chief diplomat02:59

Belgium: IRINI 'part of the solution' in enforcing Libya's arms embargo, says EU chief diplomat

Belgium, Brussels
March 31, 2020 at 15:57 GMT -00:00 · Published

EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell said that Operation IRINI for the control of Libya's arms embargo was "part of the solution" during a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday.

He went on to say that "we don't have one solution, we have to act on different fronts and we have to do what we can do."

Borrell also explained that "this is about finding out what exactly is happening with arms trafficking and that those kind of practices were "not exclusive to one country."

EU naval vessels will navigate in the eastern Mediterranean sea with the authority to board ships suspected of being involved in arms trafficking for the benefit of Libya’s warring parties.

The new mission named Operation IRINI (Greek for peace) will follow a previous operation which ended on Tuesday.

Belgium: IRINI 'part of the solution' in enforcing Libya's arms embargo, says EU chief diplomat02:59
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EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell said that Operation IRINI for the control of Libya's arms embargo was "part of the solution" during a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday.

He went on to say that "we don't have one solution, we have to act on different fronts and we have to do what we can do."

Borrell also explained that "this is about finding out what exactly is happening with arms trafficking and that those kind of practices were "not exclusive to one country."

EU naval vessels will navigate in the eastern Mediterranean sea with the authority to board ships suspected of being involved in arms trafficking for the benefit of Libya’s warring parties.

The new mission named Operation IRINI (Greek for peace) will follow a previous operation which ended on Tuesday.

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