The World Food Programme and Tatweer Research, a Libyan research and development company based in Benghazi, presented a summary of their “Fezzan Agricultural Assessment” during an event in Tripoli Sunday.
The 128th Brigade of the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced freeing a Chinese citizen from the grip of a gang that practices theft, drug smuggling, kidnapping and extortion on the southern border strip of Libya.
Representatives of the EU Border Assistance Mission and the Specialised Training Institute of the General Administration for Security Operations of the Interior Ministry met on Sunday to “discuss the opening ceremony of the newly rehabilitated student accommodation building and opportunities for future cooperation in the field of training,” according to EUBAM.
A fishing boat carrying 531 migrants landed in Lampedusa last night after it was rescued and escorted by the Italian coastguard.
Libya is hosting 704,369 irregular migrants on its territory, according to The International Organization for Migration (IOM) data.
The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Youssef Al-Aqouri, and Moscow’s ambassador to Libya, Aydar Aganin, held discussions in Benghazi on ways to strengthen educational cooperation and offer scholarships for Libyan students in Russia, in addition to reactivating joint agreements in the field of civil safety and disaster response.
The UN Security Council’s unanimous decision yesterday to extend the mandate of the UN Mission in Libya “demonstrates the international community’s strong support for [UN Envoy] Bathily’s efforts to further an inclusive political process leading to elections and a unified government in Libya,” said US Ambassador Richard Norland.
The Libyan Prime Minister, Osama Hammad, held on Monday an expanded security meeting to review the progress of the work of all security agencies, and all the capabilities they need in order to conduct their work to the fullest extent, in addition to joint coordination between them to secure the international conference for the reconstruction of Derna and the other flood-affected towns.
The governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Al Saddiq al Kabir, met with the deputy foreign minister of Turkey, Ahmet Yildiz, and the Turkish ambassador, Kanan Yilmaz, for talks on potential involvement of Turkish companies in the reconstruction of Derna which was destroyed by Storm Daniel on September 10.
Authorities in Libya exhumed on Sunday the skeletal remains of 50 flood victims in Derna to collect DNA samples, hoping to identify missing people among those buried.