Regional conference on cross-border cooperation between Libya and the Sahel countries to kick off tomorrow

Tripoli- The activities of the Cross-Border Cooperation Conference between Libya and the Sahel countries to combat organized crime and human trafficking to kick off tomorrow, Tuesday, in Tunisia, under the auspices of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) Libya.

The mission confirmed - in a statement - that the conference, which to be held November 22-23, will be attended by political and technical delegations from Libya and the Sahel countries, in addition to the European Union and its member states and international organizations.

It indicated that the conference aims to support regional security and stability, by enhancing cross-border cooperation in combating border crimes, terrorism and organized crime.

The European Union seeks to help the Libyans secure the borders of their country, and to confront crimes that could target them or cross them into Libya or into neighboring countries, including the countries of the northern shores of the Mediterranean.

On the other hand, the mission added that the conference, which is organized in cooperation with the Special Representative of the European Union and the Regional Cell for Consultations and Coordination, aims to support regional security and stability by strengthening cross-border cooperation in combating border crimes, including terrorism and organized crime.

The European Union Delegation to Libya also stressed the importance of the integrated and regional approach, and its participation in many initiatives and projects at the national and regional levels.

It is expected that the most important interventions that will be presented at the conference will focus on the files and networks of human trafficking, terrorism, smuggling and the state of security chaos in some border areas, as well as on the issues of mercenaries and foreign forces, arms and drug smuggling, and the relationship of the situation in Libya with the course and development of events in the Sahel and Sahara countries, especially Chad, Niger and Mali.

Source: Libyan News Agency