Musa Al-Koni, Vice President of the Libyan Presidential Council, met with British officials to discuss the issue of irregular migration and its impact on Libya and Europe.
The meeting was chaired on the British side by Michael Tomlinson Minors, Minister of State for Combating Illegal Immigration, and was attended by the British Ambassador to Tripoli, Martin Longden.

According to a PC statement, the meeting emphasized the need to secure Libya's southern borders by providing logistical capabilities, enabling the Border Guards to combat organized crime and irregular migration.

The parties also discussed conflicts in neighbouring countries and their impact on the fragile situation in Libya's southern regions.

Al-Koni underscored that Libya's political division presents a challenge to combating migration amid the lack of a unified strategy. He called for doubling efforts to support the stability of the Saharan-African region.

The PC member also emphasized the need to address the crises facing the region by supporting his initiative "One Sahara," stressing the need to create spatial development in the source countries to reduce the desire of migrants to leave their homelands in search of work abroad.

For his part, the British minister affirmed that irregular migration remains a top priority for his government, which he said is working with relevant countries to reduce this phenomenon. He expressed the UK's desire to cooperate with Libya on this issue, highlighting that Libya is one of the countries affected by its consequences.