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Meloni: Italy-Libya agreement to strengthen the coast guard

2023-01-28T14:22:17.706Z


In Tripoli, the prime minister underlined the need to make "more efforts against irregular migration from Libya. The numbers are still high, over 50% of arrivals are in Italy" (ANSA)


"Today on this important day we adopted an agreement signed by our respective foreign ministers with the aim of enhancing the capabilities and cooperation with the Libyan authority in relation to the coast guard".

Thus the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, in the joint declarations in Tripoli with the Prime Minister of the Government of Libyan national unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.

The premier then thanked Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi, also in Tripoli, and his Libyan counterpart: "We must also thank them for this important initiative". 

"The fight against irregular immigration flows remains a central dossier for us. Despite efforts, the numbers of irregular migrations from Libya to Italy are still high", said the Prime Minister again, in joint statements with Abdul Hamid Dbeibah .

"Italy can and wants to play an important role also in the ability to help African countries grow and become richer: a cooperation that does not want to be predatory, that wants to leave something in the nations", said

Meloni.

"Italy is committed to doing its part, to ensure greater unity of purpose on the part of the international community on the Libyan dossier and to avoid the risk that some influences work to destabilize the situation rather than favor it", underlined the premier

"Irregular entries into Italy - he added - are over 50% of people who come from Libya, efforts must be intensified in the field of combating trafficking and trafficking in human beings, ensuring humane treatment for the people concerned".

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Source: ansa

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