European Union Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn (R) speaks during a press conference in Tripoli, capital of Libya, on Oct. 4, 2017. EU announced on Wednesday that it has allocated 300 million euros (353 million U.S. dollars) to help restore stability and security in Libya, Johannes Hahn said. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
TRIPOLI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- EU announced on Wednesday that it has allocated 300 million euros (353 million U.S. dollars) to help restore stability and security in Libya, an EU official said.
EU Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn said the fund will also help government structures and sectors to restore balance and stability in performance.
He made the remarks in a press conference in Tripoli following a meeting with the Libyan UN-backed prime minister, Fayez Serraj.
"The EU has allocated 300 million euros to support the rehabilitation and assistance programs of health, environment and migrants aid, as well as supporting small and medium enterprises and facilitating the applications of Libyan students to study in EU countries," Hahn added.
Hahn also affirmed Europe's support for the efforts of the head of UN Support Mission in Libya, Ghassan Salame.
He expressed hope that the recent UN-sponsored meetings in Tunis on amending the Libyan political agreement would contribute to ending Libya's political division and unifying the government. Enditem