Libya, EU discuss border security cooperation

Libyan UN-backed government and EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) on Sunday discussed Libya’s border security.
According to the media office of the Prime Minister, Serraj met with EUBAM delegation in the capital Tripoli and discussed cooperation between Libya and EU against terrorism and illegal immigration.
The prime minister stressed that Libya’s border security is very important, given the current challenges of terrorism, illegal immigration and smuggling facing Libya, the office said in a statement.
He stressed the importance of continued coordination between Libyan and European teams.
The statement said it requires a radical solution to the border problem, adding the imbalance in this regard is caused by political division that weakened the state.
The EU’s Ambassador to Libya Bettina Muscheidt recently met with Serraj and announced that EU Border Assistance Mission would soon return to the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Smugglers take advantage of Libya’s weak security and border control services to send thousands of migrants from Mediterranean towards Europeans shores.

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