Libya wants EU partnership to fight illegal migration

Office of the Prime Minister)
Meeting to discuss illegal migration (Photo: Office of the Prime Minister)

The Libyan government and the European Union (EU) have agreed plans to tackle the challenge of illegal migrants passing through Libya to Europe.

Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni met EU officials yesterday at his office. He was joined by Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdulaziz, Communications minister Saleh Mohamed Al-Aqta and interior minister Al-Arif Saleh Al-Khoja.

Thinni opened the meeting by acknowledging that the problem of illegal migration touched on a range of issues in Libya, from politics, to national security and human rights.

The Libyan government desired to find a multi-faceted solution for the problem, he said and not just seek a temporary fix…

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