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European Union Discusses Ways to Monitor Libyan Borders

European Union Discusses Ways to Monitor Libyan Borders

Monday, 30 January, 2023 - 09:45
Head of the EUBAM Natalina Cea meets with Libyan military officials. (Twitter)

The European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) discussed with military officials in the country ways to secure the borders.

Head of the EUBAM Natalina Cea said she discussed joint cooperation in monitoring and securing the border.

Illegal migration and organized crime are challenges across Libya’s vast borders.

Cea and Commander of the Border Guard Training Center Brigadier General Fawzi Al-Fiqi visited the center, which is being renovated by EUBAM.

Meanwhile, the Specialized Training Institute of the General Directorate of Security Operations of the Government of National Unity (GNU) concluded the first training course in the field of “Collection, Analysis and Exchange of Information”.

Libya’s Interior Ministry said the course is part of efforts to raise the efficiency of border guards and officers from other units under the General Directorate of Security Operations.

Meanwhile, head of the GNU Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah met on Saturday with Minister of Transportation Mohammed Al-Shahoubi and various officials and airlines' representatives.

The meeting focused on obstacles in the aviation sector, said a statement from Dbeibah’s office. The minister welcomed Dbeibah’s interest in improving the sector.

Shahoubi explained that 15 Libyan Airlines and eight Afriqiyah Airways planes were completely destroyed during past wars, while more than 14 planes need maintenance.

He also said a number of administrative and technical problems are hindering their return to the fleet.

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