EU leaders eye humanitarian military mission to Libya
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 11 /Trend/
European Union leaders gathering in Brussels on Friday for an emergency summit on Libya were considering a humanitarian military mission to the northern African state, dpa reported according to a draft declaration.
According to the draft text, which remains to be approved by EU leaders, the EU would "enhance its coordination in order to provide coherent and effective use of assets and capabilities, including military means, in line with humanitarian principles."
This wording was not included in earlier drafts of the declaration seen by the German Press Agency dpa.
On Wednesday, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton told the European Parliament that the bloc was considering sending a military mission to Libya, to help evacuation efforts and address the humanitarian crisis.