The European Union Ambassador to Libya, Nicola Orlando, has reaffirmed the European Union's continued support for Libya in protecting its heritage and identity for future generations.

Orlando pointed out that the EULEAD initiative, which was launched in 2019, helped strengthen the capacities of the Libyan authorities to protect cultural heritage. The initiative included training officers of the Ministry of Interior and the Department of Antiquities with funding from the European Union, in addition to providing them with monitoring and safety equipment.

The efforts of the EULEAD initiative, which aims to raise the capabilities of law enforcement institutions in Libya, have yielded tangible results, as the archaeological area in Sabratha is close to being removed from the UNESCO list of endangered sites.

The European Union Ambassador announced two new programmes to strengthen the European Union's partnership with Libya in the field of cultural heritage protection. These programmes include providing financial and technical support to protect archaeological sites, and enhancing the capacities of Libyans in the field of preservation of cultural heritage.