Libya's Al-Sirraj wants Britain to help partially remove UN arms embargo

Libya's Al-Sirraj wants Britain to help partially remove UN arms embargo

August 02, 2018 - 22:42
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj has urged the UK to help the diplomatic efforts at the United Nations Security Council that aim at securing a partial removal of the arms embargo in order to assist the Libyan coastguards, oil facilities guards, border guards, anti-terror force, and presidential guards.

The plea came by Al-Sirraj in meeting with the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Penelope Mordaunt, who arrived Thursday in Tripoli, according to the media office of Al-Sirraj.

Al-Sirraj welcomed cooperation with UK in all fields including immigration, which he said must be resolved in source countries, stressing that Libya won't have migrants' centers on its soil.

"Libya's stability can bring about a solution to the migration issue as we would be able to secure our borders and host tens of thousands of legal workers." He explained.

Mordaunt, on the other hand, said the UK continues to support the PC and is ready to keep on helping Libyans in a very active economic cooperation process with Libya.

"UK firms are ready to come to Libya and help in health, education, human resources and development sectors." She indicated.

The meeting was attended by a delegation accompanying Mordaunt, British ambassador to Libya Frank Baker and Libyan officials including the foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala.