EU Works to Enhance Monitoring of Libyan Maritime Borders


On Sunday, the European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) and the European Operation IRINI signed a new agreement to enhance cooperation and coordination regarding Libya’s border management.

Operation IRINI’s mission is to monitor the Libyan arms embargo across the Mediterranean.

“EUBAM Head, Natalina Chea, signed a working arrangement with Rear Admiral, Fabio Agostini, Commander of Operation,” EUBAM tweeted on Saturday.

The details of the agreement were not disclosed.

The mission explained that the agreement signed in line with the European Union’s (EU) integrated approach. It will improve cooperation and create synergies in assisting Libyan authorities at territorial and maritime borders.

EUBAM, a civilian mission, is mandated to contribute to the efforts of the Libyan authorities to disrupt organized crime networks involved in migrant smuggling, human trafficking and terrorism.

The EU launched Operation IRINI in March 2020, with the aim of implementing the United Nations Security Council resolution imposing an arms embargo on Libya.