Foreign Minister, Najla Al-Manqoush, said that stopping illegal immigration flows requires securing Libya's southern borders.
Addressing the attendants at the Mediterranean Dialogues Forum in Rome, Al-Manqoush rejected the pointing of fingers at Libya as a country that violates human rights emphasizing that the migrant issue is very complex, and other countries should bear the responsibility as well.
She added that the proposed solutions have so far been superficial, pointing that there are also victims among migrants in the English Channel. "How can Libya stop the migrant flow when other countries, which are among the most stable states in the world, failed to do so."
Libya is a transit country and not a final destination, and sometimes migrants come from more peaceful and stable countries than Libya, Al-Manqoush explains, adding that the money given to Libya to stop illegal immigration did not help in the past and will not help in the future.
The migrants need to be stopped from the point of the southern border, but the difficulty of controlling thousands of kilometers in the desert is beyond Libya's capabilities, says Al-Manqoush indicating the need to provide electronic monitoring to control these borders.