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EU plans options for supporting any Libya unity government, including security mission

  • Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, left, speaks with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, second right, after a group photo at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Tensions over Greece's massive financial bailout overshadowed a European Union summit amid fears that the country could accidentally drop out of the euro, triggering a crisis across the currency zone shared by 19 nations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, left, speaks with European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, second right, after a group photo at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Tensions over Greece's massive financial bailout overshadowed a European Union summit amid fears that the country could accidentally drop out of the euro, triggering a crisis across the currency zone shared by 19 nations. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

  • European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Tensions over Greece's massive financial bailout overshadowed a European Union summit amid fears that the country could accidentally drop out of the euro, triggering a crisis across the currency zone shared by 19 nations. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Tensions over Greece's massive financial bailout overshadowed a European Union summit amid fears that the country could accidentally drop out of the euro, triggering a crisis across the currency zone shared by 19 nations. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 20, 2015. EU leaders on Friday are looking to back U.N.-brokered efforts to form a national unity government in conflict-torn Libya that may include a possible mission to help provide security. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 20, 2015. EU leaders on Friday are looking to back U.N.-brokered efforts to form a national unity government in conflict-torn Libya that may include a possible mission to help provide security. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

European Union leaders are looking to back U.N.-brokered efforts to form a national unity government in conflict-torn Libya that may include a possible mission to help provide security.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday that her services are "planning all possible ways of supporting, even on the plan of security, a future national unity government."

Libya is the main departure point from Africa for migrants fleeing poverty or war in search of better lives in Europe and the conflict has raised deep concern that extremists could also make the crossing.

EU leaders meeting in Brussels will offer support to the U.N. as talks between Libya's divided factions unfold in Morocco, and task Mogherini to plan a range of options for backing a new government.