Libya-EU Discuss Enhancing Border Security

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On Thursday, Libya’s Foreign Ministry held a meeting in Tripoli with the European Union Mission to Libya, to discuss enhancing and supporting Libya’s border security and management, developing search and rescue operations, and combating smuggling and human trafficking networks.

The meeting was chaired by the Director of the European Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Al-Maqhour. It was attended by a representative of the Coast Guard, members of the National Border Security and Management Team, advisors from the Ministries of Interior and Transportation, the Communications Authority and the Customs Authority, and the deputy head of the European Union Mission for Border Assistance Management (EUBAM), Yans Anderson.

They discussed mechanisms necessary to follow-up on the previously agreed upon technical and logistical support to Libya, in addition to discussing the proposals and requirements submitted to support land and sea border security, the MFA said in a statement.

The meeting also touched on the importance of completing the communications system project, which would enhance support for border security management, as well as complete linking operations and control rooms to the communications network. This is in addition to rehabilitating and developing the Libyan Naval Academy, and equipping the Search and Rescue Center.