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Libyan Newswire

Dispatching of Medicine in Libya – Clarification of National Guard Commander

Commander of the National Guard Mounir Ksiksi said, Saturday, that the case of the large quantities of medicines sent to Libya was amplified.

In a statement to reporters, on the fringes of the Governors Conference held in the National Guard barracks in Aouina, Ksiksi added that dispatching of these medicaments took place “as part of co-operation with neighbouring countries and the humanitarian action in Libya.”

“A Libyan side requested some medicine,” he said, adding that “the operation took place through the regular channles.

“Those medicaments “did not come from public hospitals or health centres stemming from the Interior Ministry, they were rather donated by citizens, he noted.

Similar actions were taken during the Libyan Revolution by the Red Crescent, the Red Cross and humanitarian organisations, Ksiksi added.

The role of the National Guard was to carry the medicaments until the Dhehiba check point, the National Guard Commander said, adding that “all documents related to this operation are available and comply with the law.”

Security forces union members had accused one of the administrations of the Interior Ministry to have sent tonnes of medicines to unknown parties in Libya.

Source : Tunis Afrique Presse