|Publisher||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Press Release|
The Council of the European Union decided on 25 July 2017 to extend the mandate of EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia unti 31 December 2018.
EUNAVFOR MED 'Operation Sophia' is the European Union's naval operation disrupting the business model of migrant smugglers and human traffickers in the Southern Central Mediterranean. The operation has two supporting tasks: training the Libyan Coastguard and Navy and contributing to the implementation of the UN arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya in accordance with UNSCR 2292 (2016) and 2357 (2017).
The Council also amended the operation's mandate to:
|Subject Categories||Security and Defence|
|Subject Tags||EU Operations|
|Keywords||EUNAVFOR MED | Operation Sophia
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|