The European Union signed an agreement with Egypt on Sunday for the first phase of an 80 million-euro border management programme, a statement from the EU delegation in Cairo said, at a time when Egyptian migration to Europe has been rising.
The Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the UN political mission in Libya for a year and urged key institutions and parties in the divided north African country to agree on a road map to deliver presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible.
A meeting of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Committee with U.N. Special Envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily will be held tomorrow at the Ouagadougou Palace in Sirte, Italian news agency Nova reports, citing unnamed Libyan sources.
The German non-governmental organization Sea-Watch on Wednesday accused the Libyan coast guard of threatening to shoot down their monitoring plane that helps the group document the interception of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
The UN Security Council will hold a briefing next Friday to renew the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which expires on October 31, in accordance with resolution 2647, according to the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.
Libya’s Tripoli-based prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah signed two deals with Turkey’s defence minister on Tuesday, building on a 2019 agreement that angered European nations.
Forty organizations have urged civil society to demonstrate against the Italy-Libya memorandum during a demonstration organized next Wednesday at 5.30 pm in Rome’s Esquilino square.
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) said it was dismayed at what it called the exclusionary approach practiced against active civil society groups and institutions, including the NCHRL, by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
UN Special envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily said in his remarks to Security Council Monday that the political deadlock persists with no clear end in sight to the prolonged stalemate over the executive authority.
The Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, said on Twitter that she was looking forward to working with the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and boosting bilateral relations to face their challenges.