The Government of National Accord (GNA) and Italy signed a military cooperation agreement in Rome on Friday as an effort to develop and build capabilities.

Libya's Defence Minister Salah Al-Din Al-Namroush and his Italian counterpart signed the agreement concerning establishing a joint committee for military cooperation in various fields of defence, as well as coordination in the illegal immigration file and mine clearance.

The media office of the Volcano of Rage Operation quoted Al-Namroush as saying that the two parties agreed to work together on land and sea border security, ammunition and mines disposal, relief operations in cases of natural disasters, health emergencies, and other issues.

"This comes as part of the ministry's efforts to enhance capacity and to expand our coalition, which we started with Turkey and Qatar, to include all brother and friendly countries that stood with the Libyan people during their plight," Al-Namroush said.