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IOM has voluntarily returned 80.000 immigrants to their countries from Libya since 2015

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Libya has helped 80,000 immigrants return home voluntarily and safely since 2015 under its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) program which has been a critical lifeline for stranded immigrants from 49 different countries across Africa and Asia, offering them a safe and dignified way to return home and rebuild their lives.

Economy

Urso: Italy and Libya make up natural bridge between Europe and Africa

In an interview with the Italian Nova Agency, Italian Minister of Enterprises and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso stressed the importance of cooperation between Italy and Libya in the fields of energy and green technology, noting that this cooperation “lays the foundations for more tangible cooperation on industrial and productivity policy."

The Italian Minister visited Tripoli in the past two days and met with Libyan officials, including the Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohammed Al-Huweij, the Minister of Industry and Minerals, Ahmed Abu Hissa, and the Minister of Communications and Political Affairs, Walid Al-Lafi.

Sports

Al-Ahli Tripoli crushes Ittihad, books semi-final spot in Libyan Basketball Cup

Al-Ahli Tripoli basketball team has secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Libyan Basketball Cup after a resounding victory over the Ittihad team in both the first and second legs of the competition.

In the decisive second-leg match held Sunday evening at the Grand Hall in Tripoli, Al-Ahli Tripoli showcased their prowess, defeating the Ittihad with a commanding scoreline of (69-54).

This triumph not only propels Al-Ahli Tripoli into the semi-finals but also dashes their rivals' hopes of retaining the title they secured in the previous season.

Variety

EU ambassador calls for protecting Libyan cultural heritage from looting and smuggling

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Libya, Nicola Orlando, called for the need to protect Libyan cultural heritage from plunder, trafficking and vandalism, noting that the heritage represents “rich and shared Mediterranean roots."

The EU Ambassador opened Sunday in Tripoli an international conference on protecting the Libyan cultural heritage, in which 20 experts from five European countries, archaeological missions and representatives of law enforcement agencies from Italy participated, in cooperation with the Department of Antiquities and the Tourist Police of the Ministry of the Interior.

Education

Minister of Technical Education discusses facilitating procedures for Libyan students into Malaysian universities

The Minister of Technical Education, Yakhalaf Al-Sifaw, has met with a delegation of Malaysian universities and the Malaysian Advisory Council to discuss facilitating the procedures for accepting Libyan students into Malaysian universities.

The meeting, which was held on Sunday, discussed ways to enhance joint cooperation in the fields of technical and applied sciences between the two countries, according to the ministry Facebook page.

Health

Health Ministry signs major medicine supply agreement

The Ministry of Health has signed a public tender project to address the medicine shortage in the country, a problem that has persisted for over 15 years. 

Ramadan Abu Janah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health, announced the agreement, which involves 137 reputable international pharmaceutical companies.

Abu Janah confirmed that some medicines have already arrived at medical supply warehouses, as he outlined a new distribution mechanism based on hospital performance and bed numbers to ensure equitable distribution.

Opinions

Features of the US role in the post-Bathily era

The resignation of the UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, did not constitute a significant development at the local level, for several reasons, the most important of which was his inability to make any breakthrough into the crisis, and the decline of UNSMIL’s role in general in almost all files. However, it is considered an important event at regional and international levels, driving countries involved in the Conflict, to prepare for all possible scenarios following the resignation.

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