A New Envoy Of The European Union To Libya To Assist In Border Management

Brussels - The European Union yesterday appointed the Italian diplomat Natalina C. as the new head of its mission to assist in border management in Libya, succeeding Vincenzo Tagliveri, head of mission since early September 2016. The statement issued by the European Union yesterday stated that:"Natalina C, during her 20-year career headed the Office of International Cooperation and Technical Assistance of the Italian Customs Administration, in addition to missions, programs and projects in the civil security sector at the international level, especially in the field of managing Borders and related security and justice issues". It is noteworthy that the European Union established a civilian mission in Libya in 2013, to support the Libyan authorities' efforts to disrupt organized crime networks within the framework of the common security and defense policy. The Mission works in coordination and cooperation with its international partners to combat smuggling networks of illegal immigrants, human trafficking as well as terrorist organizations.

Source: Libya News Agency