Libya is participating in a regional conference aimed at securing the borders between Libya and other countries in the African Sahel region. The conference, sponsored by the European Union, is being held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, and focuses on enhancing cooperation between border authorities in the region and Libya to combat terrorism and organized crime.
The two-day conference is being attended by representatives from Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Libya. The aim of the conference is to help Sahel countries develop more effective approaches to border management and combat terrorism and organized crime. The European Union is sponsoring the conference “as part of its efforts to support stability and security in the region.”
The European Union’s mission to assist in securing Libya’s borders has stated that the conference will focus on “practical ways to enhance cooperation between border authorities in the region and Libya.” The conference will also explore ways to improve the exchange of information and intelligence between countries in the region to better combat terrorism and organized crime.