EU to monitor situation in Libya - FM

Czaputowicz said that observance of the arms embargo was vital because this was the main problem in Libya. Olivier Hoslet/PAP/EPA

The European Union will be involved in monitoring compliance with the embargo on the delivery of arms to Libya, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz said in Brussels on Monday after a meeting of EU foreign ministers.

Czaputowicz said that observance of the arms embargo was vital because this was the main problem in Libya. "Let's hope the peace process will continue. (…) The EU will be involved in monitoring the situation," the minister told Polish journalists in Brussels.

EU foreign ministers met a day after a summit in Berlin at which representatives of 16 countries and international organisations agreed that the UN embargo on the supply of arms to Libya should be observed and monitored, and military support for the parties to the conflict stopped. Summit participants also called for the disarmament and demobilisation of troops fighting in Libya.