Tripoli Naval Base held a ceremony Monday to celebrate the end of the second phase of the training program for the squad charged with protecting the base.

The ceremony was attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Defense, the Libyan Navy and the Italian Defense Ministry.

“The second phase of the training program lasted more than a month with the participation of 30 recruits”, the Information Office of Libyan Navy clarified.

It noted that the third exercise will be complementary to the first and second phases and is likely to begin on April 2 where it is planned to take place in Italy for a period of approximately a month and a half.

The Information Office further clarified that the three stages of the program are based on a cooperation agreement with the Italian side, and they will be conducted by Italian trainers in all stages.