Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has called on the Tunisian authorities to collaborate with Libya to repatriate illegal migrants back to their countries, with Libya meeting all of the logistical arrangements.
The PM was speaking in a meeting Thursday to follow up on the security situation on the Libyan-Tunisian border, as many African migrants made their way towards Libya after they said the Tunisian authorities forcibly transferred them to uninhabited areas bordering Libya.
Dbeibah gave his orders to the Libyan border guards to treat illegal migrants humanely and with respect, though he stressed the need to halt their flow to Libya.
A joint working team grouping officials from the interior and foreign ministries will follow up on the relevant developments upon the PM's orders.
The immigration issues needs joint efforts, Dbeibah said, underscoring that Libya will not be a country of resettlement for illegal immigrants.
Also at the meeting were Minister of Interior Emad Trabelsi, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry Muhammad Zaidan, Commander of the 19th Brigade, and Chief of Staff of the Border Guard, who presented a visual display showing the general conditions at the border with Tunisia.