Libya, Italy sign MoU to end illegal immigration and human trafficking

According to the MoU, Italy should help Libya’s GNA to control its southern borders and provide it with the surveillance system that agreed upon by the two countries in 2012.
Fuel smuggling, protecting Libya’s sea and land borders and fighting illegal immigration and human trafficking are all included in the MoU.

The two countries said on Thursday that the memorandum will never break off the social fabric of Libya’s societies or pose a threat to the security and demographic lining of the country, in addition of being harmless to the economic situation.

The MoU says that Italy will also support Libya in creating development projects and programmes in the districts and cities that are most damaged by illegal immigration.

The Italian government will also commit itself to giving Libyan Navy and Coast Guard the needed technical support and expertise to stem illegal immigration and secure the country’s borders.

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