Al-Koni apologizes on behalf of Libyans to regional states for spread of weapons 

Al-Koni apologizes on behalf of Libyans to regional states for spread of weapons 

November 24, 2022 - 11:18
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Mossa Al-Koni, apologized on behalf of Libya to all countries that were affected after 2011 by the flow of weapons from inside the country.

Al-Koni's remarks came in a meeting with the representative of the European Union for the Sahel countries, Emanuela Del Rey, in the presence of the Chief of the General Staff of the Libyan Army, Mohammed Al-Haddad, on the sidelines of the meetings of the regional conference on border cooperation between Libya and the Sahel countries, which was held Tunisia.

Al-Koni stated that the weapons and support provided to terrorist groups, which come from Libya, are caused by the insecurity in the country, and that this situation has nearly caused the collapse of the state, stressing the need for all countries to shoulder their responsibilities and not allow a small group of terrorists and human traffickers to sow instability in the region.

Al-Koni added that the situation in the region requires the formation of joint operations rooms to follow up on any movements, and to develop a clear strategy by means of permanent communication with the European Union and the concerned countries.

Al-Koni added that the European Union is also concerned with this matter because it sees itself as the first victim of the huge numbers of immigrants that Europe cannot host, indicating that the southern borders in Libya are vast and difficult to control, noting that the Sahel countries need a lot of assistance so that they can secure their vast borders, which are almost impossible to control.