MOI Undersecretary Chairs Tripartite Meeting On Migration.

Tripoli, The Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Migration Affairs has chaired a meeting at the Foreign Ministry, which was attended by the EU Ambassador to Libya, representatives of the African Union, UN Humanitarian Affairs Office, the Director of African Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, the head of the Foreign Ministry work team on illegal migration and a number of Ambassadors of African countries. The meeting was devoted to discussing the illegal migration phenomenon, and ways of tackling this problems through cooperation of all countries, and international organisations. The Foreign Ministry Undersecretary said there would be no settlement of migrants in Libya, and no more detentions camps to be opened. He insisted that Libyan rules and regulations concerning illegal migration apply, and the country's sovereignty must be respected. Libya is a transition rather than a source country, the Undersecretary said, and added 'our religion requires us to treat migrants kindly regardless of their nationality and religion.' He invited African Ambassadors to visit the detention centres to acquaint themselves with the conditions there, and to help repatriate illegal migrants to their countries.

Source: Libya News Agency