European Council President Donald Tusk holds a news conference following a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, March 20, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Vidal
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Top EU officials said Friday they would visit Tunisia this month to back the fight against a growing Islamist militant threat from north Africa after this week's deadly Tunis museum attack.European Council President Donald Tusk and EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini will travel to the Tunisian capital on March 31 to show solidarity after the attack in which several European tourists were killed.Mogherini has pressed hard on the issue, highlighting the threats to European security of ISIS gaining a foothold in Libya, and of an even bigger exodus of illegal immigrants.Mogherini said she has already started discussions with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Arab leaders in the region concerned about the militant threat in Libya, including the Egyptian leadership.
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