BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — The European Union cannot negotiate the return of undocumented migrants to Libya as there is no one to negotiate the return with, Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak said Monday.
"We have got a radically different situation in Libya, we have no partner in Libya for the time being, for the time it is not an option," Lajcak told reporters.
Libya is serving as the major Mediterranean gateway for migrants heading to the European Union.
In December 2015, Libya’s rival governments — the Council of Deputies based in Tobruk and the Tripoli-based General National Congress — agreed to create the Government of National Accord (GNA), to form the Presidency Council and to end the political impasse. Despite the first meeting of the GNA Cabinet taking in January 2016, Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament still refuses to cooperate with the unity government.