5+5 Defence

Tripoli hosted the 6th meeting of the 5 + 5 Defence Scientific Committee, concerned with the mine file, which comes within the multilateral action plan for the year 2023. 

The meeting, chaired by Portugal, focused on mechanisms to program the activities of future training plans for 2024-2025.

The session was an opportunity to exchange experiences and enhance capacity building to implement training programs and contribute to the removal of mines and remnants of war.

In the recent session held in December 2022, the defence ministers of the 5 + 5 committee affirmed their common will to face security challenges in the western Mediterranean.

It may be worth noting that the  5 + 5 Defence Scientific Committee includes five states from the European Union and five from the Maghreb region.

The group, which brings together France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, and Algeria, aims to work together to cooperate and develop security in the region.