The Health Ministry and the Libyan Red Crescent signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding to regulate the humanitarian organizations' work in Libya.

According to the health ministry, the accord provides for reviewing previous agreements with the Red Crescent and develop them in line with the current and future conditions.

"By this agreement, the Libyan Red Crescent would work to fill any gaps, from emergency humanitarian relief in the country," the ministry explained, indicating that this would prevent all undesired interventions by local or international parties that do not respect the national sovereignty.

The two parties agreed to develop a national plan for emergencies, crises, and humanitarian aid, as well as committing to mutual training and form joint emergency and crisis operating rooms.

They further stressed the need for coordination and cooperation in the media and awareness campaigns and to allocate the tasks amongst them, each according to his competence.