Thank you for your reading and interest in the news German naval assets to join Mediterranean mission by August, says minister for Middle East and now with detailsHind Al Soulia - Riyadh - The first German naval vessels to participate in Operation Irini, the EU naval mission to enforce Libya’s long-flouted arms embargo, will join in August, German minister Niels Annen said. The German minister of state said he was “very happy” the EU had managed to launch Irini in “merely two months” after the conference. EPA / SPUTNIKThe EU’s naval mission, which became operational at the end of March and was agreed in February, has been tasked with enforcing the 2011 UN weapons embargo on Libya through the use of aerial, satellite and maritime assets. There had also been some “encouraging progress”, the German minister said on negotiations in Geneva under the 5+5 format. The German minister said for stability to return to Libya, it was crucial the arms embargo was adhered to.
Source: Libya Today May 20, 2020 18:00 UTC