The labor ministers of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States recommended at the conclusion of their meeting in Tripoli on Tuesday the necessity of involving the private sector in implementing policies related to illegal immigration, and promoting a legal framework that guarantees the provision of social protection for immigrant workers, stressing commitment to the ten-year action plan and combating forced labor and trafficking.

The ministers launched the Tripoli Declaration, which called for establishing a legal framework to protect workers and establishing a healthy framework in the work environment, strengthening the role of the institutions of the Community and finding a mechanism to reactivate them, as well as the need to limit illegal immigration flows toward the countries of the northern African continent.

The delegations participating in the meeting welcomed the efforts of the Libyan state and its initiative to host the first meeting of labor ministers, saying that the conference constitutes an important step in the framework of activating the role of the Community's institutions at the international and regional levels for the benefit of the peoples of the member states, as well as contributing to reducing illegal immigration flows toward the northern countries under unfortunate circumstances.

On Sunday, the conference began with a wide-range participation from various official delegations representing ministries and labor institutions in the member states of the Community.

On Monday, the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah called in his speech during the conference for greater attention to the phenomenon of illegal immigration, urging the international community not to rely solely on African countries to deal with this phenomenon, expressing his government’s readiness to implement any joint program in this framework.