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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.
Following FAC discussion on Turkey and further rise of tensions in East Med, I spoke with @MevlutCavusoglu. We agreed on need to de-escalate tensions and meet ahead of informal Gymnich Council. We also agreed to work together on cease fire in Libya in framework of Berlin process— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) July 23, 2020
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.