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EU foreign ministers approved on Tuesday the launch of a new military mission, Operation IRINI, to monitor the UN arms embargo on Libya.

The new mission will operate in the air, sea, and through satellites to ensure that all countries respect the ban on providing arms for the parties involved in the Libyan conflict.

“Even in the time of coronavirus, the EU shows determination to promote peace on our neighborhood,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell pointed out at a press conference on Tuesday.

The EU forces will also watch for the illegal oil exports, prevent human trafficking and

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