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Libya, Britain discuss security cooperation
Last Updated: 2018-12-03 15:46 | Xinhua
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Libya's Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, on Sunday met with the British Ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, in the capital Tripoli and discussed security cooperation between the two countries.

Bashagha praised Britain's technical and logistic support for the Libyan government, stressing the Interior Ministry's need for direct international support by training and capacity building of the police and security forces.

According to a statement issued by the Interior Ministry, the British ambassador expressed his country's readiness to provide all necessary resources.

Baker confirmed that Britain is looking forward to constructive political and economic cooperation with the Libyan government for the region in general and Libya in particular to face all challenges.

On Nov. 15, the Libyan Ministry of Interior and British Crime Agency signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that includes training and technical support for the ministry's security personnel.

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj in October approved new security arrangements in the capital Tripoli, which focus on forming joint police and army forces to secure the city.

Libyan security services struggle to train and equip their personnel, as the country suffers insecurity and chaos as well as domination of armed groups and militias that operate independently from the authorities.

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