Libya: European Union Border Assistance Mission and International Organization for Migration deepen cooperation

April 30, 2020
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The European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) Libya and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Country Office in Libya signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding on supporting the Libyan authorities in disrupting organised criminal networks engaged in human trafficking and terrorism.

EUBAM and the IOM will, together with their Libyan counterparts, engage in prudent planning on future border security and management policies, which will be ready to be implemented once a political agreement has been found between the warring parties.

The Memorandum of Understanding envisages close cooperation in the implementation of the “Support to Integrated Border and Migration Management in Libya” project, funded by European Union Emergency Trust Fund. The synergy between EUBAM and IOM will further support the Libyan counterparts in their implementation of reforms in the areas of Integrated Border Management, Law Enforcement and the Rule of Law in Libya.

On 22 May 2013, the Council of the European Union gave the green light for EUBAM Libya, a civilian Mission under the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), to support the Libyan authorities in improving and developing the security of the country’s borders. This civilian Mission supports the Libyan authorities in developing border management and security at the country’s land, sea and air borders.


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