EU High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini has expressed hope that member states of the EU would come to an agreement on Operation Sophia that would activate its operations at the Mediterranean.

Mogherini explained that there are disagreements over the operational system of Sophia, which led to the withdrawal of its ships and halting all search and rescue operations, as well as tracking smugglers.

Mogherini's remarks came at a press conference on the sidelines of a meeting for EU defence ministers in Brussels.