The European Union needs to reach a deal with Libya to curb the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers’ boats to Italy, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday.
The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, met on Tuesday with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, to discuss the security situation in Libya.
Libya’s UN-backed government has not accepted proposals by Rome aimed at cutting migrant and refugee flows to Italy and the two sides are “far apart” on the issue, Malta’s foreign minister said today.
EU – IOM has carried out first aid training courses in Libya with rescuers involved in migrant lifesaving operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The three training courses for government and non-government actors took place in Tripoli in December 2016.
The African Union’s justice of the peace, Ismaeil Sharki, said a high commission of different countries’ presidents will soon visit Tripoli and Tobruk in Libya to discuss reconciliation.
The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, discussed the Libyan crisis while meeting French defense minister Jean-Yves Le Derian, on the sidelines of the 12th session in Manama.
While Libya is going through political division and nation-wide conflicts, migrants from all African countries continue to be the victim of individual and militia abuse in the capital and elsewhere around the country, according to IOM and other relief organisations as well as Operation Sophia of the EU off Libya’s …
Human traffickers and smugglers operating in Libya are making major contributions to the Libyan economy that is estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of Libyan dinars, said the EU.
Since summer 2016 Russia has stealthily joined the fray in Libya, having disengaged in 2011 when its hopes at protecting up to $10 billion in contracts with the Qaddafi regime were frustrated. In early November, a small number of Russian military technicians appeared on the ground in Cyrenaica, reportedly to …
French help in training the presidential guard and on cooperation on security and the fight in Libya against the so-called Islamic State were at the centre of talks today in Marrakesh between Faiez Serraj, head of the Presidency Council (PC), and French President Francois Hollande.