Thursday, 27/2/2020 | 4:41 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

Germany intends to expand its participation in ‘Sofia’ operation off Libyan coasts

Berlin, - Press reports revealed that , the German government is intending to finish the necessary procedures , to expand its participation in the maritime 'Sofia' operation of the EU , off the Libyan coasts before summer holidays. Newspapers of the media Vonka group , according to governmental circles said that , the German government is to discuss this issue through its weekly session next Wednesday , and also to be discussed inside the parliament next Friday. Its scheduled to present this issue tomorrow Monday , during the EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels. Spokesman for the German foreign ministry said that ; "at the beginning we should wait for the negotiations with the foreign ministers" , and he rejected talking about the upcoming time table of the operation". Its noteworthy , that 'Sofia' operation now is limited for rescuing refugees , who are exposed to the risk of drowning in the Mediterranean , and to confront smuggling gangs , where the German army is participating with about 400 troops now , on board of two ships.

Source: Libyan News Agency