EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu agreed during a phone call on Thursday on the need to de-escalate tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, and a have a new meeting before the Gymnich (informal Council format for foreign affairs and defense) in late August.
More specifically, the EU High Representative said on Twitter “following Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) discussion on Turkey and a further rise of tensions in East Med, I spoke with Mevlut Cavusoglu.
We agreed on the n need to de-escalate tensions and meet ahead of the f informal Gymnich Council. We also decided to work together ceasefire in Libya the n framework of Berlin process”.
Earlier, Borrell spoke with the Libyan PM Al Serraj. “De-escalation around Sirte/Jufra, agreement on credible ceasefire, urgent resumption of oil production remain common priorities,” he noted.
“We must work together within the Berlin process to end the conflict with genuine commitment from all sides to save the unity of Libya,” Borrell stated.