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US, Libya sign security cooperation deal

Flag of Libya [File photo]
Flag of Libya [File photo]

The US and Libya’s Government of National Accord led by Fayez Al-Sarraj signed a security cooperation agreement last week in Tunisia.

The agreement, signed between Charge d’Affaires to Libya, Stephanie Williams, and the Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister of Presidential Council, Lutfi Al-Maghrabi, included a memorandum of intent for airport security and a letter of agreement to support Libyan policing, prisons and justice sector development.

“The signing opens the door for training Libyan cadres in the aforementioned fields with the funding and assistance of the US,” a foreign ministry statement read.

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The agreements provide technical assistance in the field of criminal justice through training as well as the installation of a system to verify the authenticity of travel documents at airports and Libyan borders.

The signing demonstrated mutual commitment towards political reconciliation and ensuring security and stability in Libya. Both sides expressed their determination to further strengthen bilateral relations in efforts to address Libya’s current political, economic and security challenges.

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