Muhammad Menfi, Head of the Presidential Council, held talks with the Executive Secretary of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), Maman Nouhou, on Monday, which the PC said focused on water security.

Deputy Prime Minister/ Designate Minister of Agriculture Hussein Attia also joined the meeting at the PC's HQ in Tripoli, where they reviewed issues of common interest among the commission's member states, according to the PC media office.

Nouhou expressed his pleasure in visiting Libya and gave a briefing on the developments since the commission's 2022 summit held in Abuja.

Menfi signed the final statement of the 16th regular session of the heads of state members of the LCBC during a ceremony in Tripoli in the presence of the commission's chief, his assistant Emmanuel Stanley, and the ambassadors of Niger and Chad to Libya.

The Lake Chad Basin Commission, based in the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, was created in 1964 by the four countries bordering Lake Chad: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. The Republic of Central Africa joined the organization in 1996, and Libya was admitted in 2008.

Last November, Libya participated in the commission's 16th session, which focused on security cooperation, monitoring common borders, and combating terrorism and organized crime, in addition to food and water security.