The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has ordered – in a meeting with the Minister of Transpiration, Chief of General Staff, Ports Authority Director, Chief of Marine Staff, Al-Khums port’s chief, and the mayor of Al-Khums, among others – the Customs Authority and the Marine Resources Ministry to closely follow up on the situation of frigates that are illegally docked at Al-Khums port as well as the containers that have been left at the port over the years.

The meeting saw a discussion about the current entanglements at the port in Al-Khums, as well as the situation of the naval base at the port, as Dbeibah reiterated the need for cooperation among all related entities to ensure a smooth workflow at the port and to resolve the issues that would arise ahead.

Dbeibah said at the meeting on Sunday that the agreement between the Ministries of Transpiration and Defense “should be revised to allow benefits to be made from the port and the naval base, in addition to striking cooperation between the two managements so they can avoid politicizing any legal administrative measures taken by the authorities.”

Meanwhile, the Chief of General Staff, Mohammed Al-Haddad, said some of the information circulated in public regarding the naval base to be set up at the port in Al-Khums was untrue, explaining that the agreement for the base was reached after thorough consultations among relevant authorities.

Al-Khums has witnessed protests in the past days against the decision to extend the naval base to their city port and they closed the coastal highway before the Stabilization Support Apparatus opened the road following an agreement.