Libya, Italy Discuss Cooperation on Irregular Immigration

Libya, Italy Discuss Cooperation on Illegal Immigration(News Central TV)

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah on Wednesday met with Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese in Tripoli to deliberate over illegal migration issues.

Both leaders stressed the need for continuous communication to coordinate on a number of important issues. They also discussed the current events in Tunisia and their impact on illegal migration.

Although Libya has had its fair share of insecurity since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the North African country has remained a preferred route of departure for illegal migrants who want to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

Libya and Italy have cooperated in time past to stem the tide of illegal immigration, one of which is the Libya-Italy Memorandum of Understanding on Migration.

Your Friends Also Read:  Security Expert Explains Why Nigeria Still Faces Terrorism
Italian Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese with the Libyan Interior Minister Khaled Tijani Mazen on April 19, 2021

Libya-Italy Memorandum of Understanding on Migration LIMUM provides Italian support to Libyan maritime authorities to stop vessels and return asylum-seekers to detention camps in Libya, a flagrant violation of European Union and international norms and legislation.

The aid has seen about $100 million in training, ships, and equipment from Italy and the EU’s Trust Fund for Africa.

Though the immigration route to Italy did shut down, some 40,000 people, including thousands of children, have been repatriated to Libya to face horrific ordeals.

According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 19,000 illegal migrants, including women and children, have been rescued at sea and returned to Libya in 2021, while 360 died and 570 went missing off the Libyan coast on the Central Mediterranean route.


All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng

Total
0
Shares
Previous Article

Food Crisis Imminent in North-East Nigeria - UN

Next Article

Ex-President Chissano Advocates Dialogue to End Conflict in Northern Mozambique

Related Posts

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.