The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, has voiced the bloc's concern regarding the violent clashes that have erupted in the capital, Tripoli, over the past two days.
In a statement Wednesday, the EU official urged all parties involved to refrain from any further hostilities and engage in constructive dialogue aimed at restoring peace and stability.
He also emphasized the importance of all parties fulfilling their obligations under international humanitarian law and ensuring the safety and protection of civilians caught up in the conflict.
The EU foreign policy chief said the people of Libya have suffered for far too long and deserve nothing less than a peaceful and stable future.
"Libyans are tired of being caught in the crossfire, and they deserve to have their aspirations for peace finally heard and fulfilled."
He went on to stress that the recent events serve as a stark reminder of the precarious security situation in Libya and the pressing need for free and fair elections to be held in order to achieve a lasting and comprehensive political solution.