The Libyan Navy celebrated on Saturday, at Abu Sitta Base in Tripoli, the 57th anniversary of its foundation, which falls on the second of November each year.

The ceremony was attended by the Chief of the General Staff, Mohammed Al-Sharif, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Abdul Hakim Abu Hawliyeh, and Speaker of the Tripoli-based House of Representatives (HoR), Sadiq Al Kuhaili, in addition to diplomats, foreign military attaches, and a number of members of the Libyan Army.

Al-Kuhaili stressed in his speech on the occasion the importance of the naval force's role in tackling illegal immigration, human trafficking, fuel smuggling, and all forms of contraband.