UN-proposed government discusses retrieving frozen assets with Holland’s Foreign Minister

UN-proposed government discusses retrieving frozen assets with Holland’s Foreign Minister

May 05, 2016 - 20:27
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The member of the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC), Mohammed Al-Immari, said the PC discussed Thursday the possibility of taking back the Libyan frozen assets abroad with the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Bert Koenders.

In a joint presser with the Dutch FM in Tripoli Thursday, Al-Immari said the visit is to show support for the PC, saying that they both reviewed many issues of interest to both countries, such as economy, security, and illegal immigration.

Moreover, Al-Immari offered the PC’s condolences for Misrata residents for the persons killed in an IS attack in Abugrein, stressing that the PC is in touch with the central military zone to respond to this terrorist attack.

“All forces must adhere to the PC statement issued previously and unify their efforts under the leadership of the PC to fight IS.” He indicated.

The Netherlands’ FM, Bert Koenders, also said that he discussed with the PC the possibility of returning the Libyan frozen assets in Holland to use them for spending on humanitarian assistance, pointing out that his country is ready to help Libya’s security sector and to train and support the Libyan Coast Guard personnel in coordination with the National Organization for Immigration.

On Thursday morning, the Dutch FM Bert Koenders arrived in Tripoli on a first formal visit since the arrival of the UN-proposed government’s PC to Tripoli.