The Interior Minister, Khalid Mazen, discussed with the Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator and Deputy United Nations Envoy in Libya, Ritu Siddharth, cooperation between the UN mission and the Ministry of Interior in combating illegal immigration, along with methods to overcome all obstacles facing the Libyan state in this matter.

The Ministry said that both sides discussed the repercussions of the migration file locally and internationally and the Libyan state’s assistance as a transit country for these migrants and not their final destination.

The meeting was attended by the Deputy Special Representative of UNICEF in Libya Khaldoun Shakour as well as the Communications Officer of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Kamal Al-Sharif.