Niamey, Ministers attending a consultation
meeting on common borders security challenges held in Niger have
urged Libyan parties to resume talks to end the crisis in the
The foreign, defence and interior ministers and chiefs of staff
and heads of intelligence in Libya, Sudan, Chad and Niger have met
here on Tuesday April 3, upon an invitation from Mohamed Yusuf
President of Niger, to discuss challenges on common borders.
The Ministers have agreed to coordinate action, to combat
cross-border infiltrations, organized crime, trafficking, terrorism
and drug smuggling.
They stressed the need to help bring about a lasting solution to
the situation in Libya, and in this regard the ministers highly
valued the AU effort through the High-level Committee and other
partners for their initiatives to resolve the crisis in Libya.
The Ministers also agreed a meeting for experts, to be held in
Ndjamena, Chad on May 3,2018, to prepare a draft agreement, to be
signed in Khartoum before the end of May 2018.
The Ministers have also agreed on coordination of work by joint
forces of the defence and security in the four countries.
They called for development projects to be initiated on the joint
borders to support the common border security.
Source: Libya News Agency