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Libyan Newswire

GNA Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on International Migration Day.

Tripoli, 20 December 2107(Lana) The GNA Foreign and International

Affairs Ministry has issued a statement on the International

Migration Day in which it highlighted the importance of international

celebration of the Migrants Day.

However the Ministry urged the international community to work

towards assisting the less developed nations the source of irregular

migrants especially in region, and who put themselves and their loved

ones as hostages at the mercy of traffickers and criminal gangs.

The Ministry said 'Libya is a transit route for migrants,

suffers crises and the negative impact of illegal migration on its

social, economic and security systems.'

It reiterated Libya's commitment to UN principles and human

rights, and also its responsibility to work with the UN and its

specialized organisations to bring an end to this negative phenomenon

and to combat those engaged in trafficking.

Source: Libya News Agency