The Ministry of Interior and the Tripoli Security Directorate officially received on Sunday the Hay Al-Andalus police station after undergoing development work by the United Nations Development Program in Libya.

The handing over ceremony was attended by Interior Minister Khaled Mazen, the head of the European Union Border Assistance Mission, the European Union Ambassador, and several heads and representatives of international missions and organizations to Libya.

"The police and security development project is a starting point towards the renewal and development of all the ministry's components," Interior Minister Mazen stressed.

The EU-supported project of the Hay Al-Andalus police station was established by the UNDP through the Libya Recovery Project, to be a pilot project in Libya that seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Libyan security services, integrate good practices in police management, and organize community policing for citizens under the authority of the national government, according to the UN mission.