Libya has taken delivery of the TS-LCG 300 vessel type SAR from the Vittoria shipyard in Italy's Adria.

The patrol boat will join Libya's Coast Guard search and rescue fleet.

The vessel was handed over in a ceremony attended by Libya's Foreign Minister Najla Al-Manqoush and her Italian counterpart, Antonio Taiani, who is also Italy's PM Deputy, in addition to the European Commissioner, Oliver Varhelyi.

In a joint press conference on the sidelines of the ceremony, the two parties stressed the importance of strengthening strategic cooperation and action, especially with regard to illegal immigration and combating human trafficking.