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The European Union’s foreign policy chief and the head of bloc’s parliament Monday welcomed the cease-fire in Libya.

“The announcement of a ceasefire in Libya provides an important opportunity to resume dialogue for a political solution to the crisis. It is now to the parties to fully implement it,” said Josep Borell, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, on Twitter.

“The EU is ready to help Berlin process and efforts of UN. All Libyans deserve peace and prosperity,” he added.

Separately, David Sassoli, the president of the European Parliament, welcomed the decision in a

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