EU delegation postpones visit to Libya for security reasons

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EU delegation postpones visit to Libya for security reasons

January 18, 2018 - 18:19
Written by: HousamNajjair

A European Parliament delegation postponed a scheduled visit to Libya for security reasons, Italian news outlet AKI reported on Wednesday, quoting President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani as saying.

According AKI, the European Parliament had previously approved sending a group of MPs to Libya from the 16th to the 22nd of December 2017 to assess the situation in the country.

Tajani said in a press statement that the EU delegation’s visit to Libya should take place, but the security situation is an obstacle and so the visit had to be postponed.

He added that the European Parliament continues to monitor human rights issues, which is an essential tool in reducing the phenomenon of illegal immigration.