Austria: Czech minister advocates EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants

Vienna, Austria (PANA) - The Czech Republic's foreign minister, Lubomir Zaoralek, has suggested that the European Union (EU) consider a military engagement in Libya to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat to Europe.

Speaking to the local media in Vienna, Austria, while on an official visit, Zaoralek said "we must speak very openly how to stabilize Libya", adding that Europe needs to find a way "to consolidate the country" instead of just waiting for it to happen.

The 2011 overthrow and killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi spawned chaos and created a power and security vacuum that turned Libya into a breeding ground for militias and militants.

It also made Libya a gateway for massive migration from Africa and elsewhere seeking to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.
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21 july 2017 06:07:05

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