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Borrell, Cavusoglu agree on need to de-escalate EastMed tension

The EU foreign policy chief and Turkey's FM agreed to meet ahead of the Gymnich in late August

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EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell held a telephone conversation on Thursday with the Turkish Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu, with the two agreeing on the need to de-escalate tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Borrell and Cavusoglu agreed to meet before the Gymnich (the informal Council format for foreign affairs and defense) in late August.

Earlier on Thursday, 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 Berlin process to end conflict with genuine commitment from all sides to save unity of Libya", he tweeted.

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