Avramopoulos says Sophia could be deployed in Libya

03 August, 17:39

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, AUGUST 3 - European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told ANSA in an interview Thursday that it is possible that the Operation Sophia could be deployed in Libyan waters in the future. "At the moment, priority should be given to what can be done under the current mandate of Operation Sophia which was just renewed with added tasks," he said. "But the possibility of the Operation moving to a third stage working in Libyan waters was foreseen from the beginning. If the Libyan authorities ask for this, we should be ready to act". (ANSAmed).

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