Visit of Ali Zeidan, Libyan Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Ali Zeidan, Libyan Prime Minister. It was his first official visit to the EU. Discussions focused on the transition process in Libya and the overall situation in the region. During the joint press conference José Manuel Barroso announced that upgrading the EU/Libya relations through the conclusion of a bilateral Association agreement was key. The EU's total programme of assistance to Libya stood at €95 million.