UK Pledges £9m to Help Libya Fight Terrorism & Migration as Boris Visits Tripoli
On a visit to Tripoli this week, UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson met with Government of National Accord (GNA) prime minister Fayez al-Serraj and pledged £9m to help Libya counter threats from terrorism and illegal migration. “Libya is the front line for many challenges which left unchecked can pose problems for us in the UK – particularly illegal migration and the threat from terrorism,” he said. “That’s why it is so important that we work with the Libyan government and our partners to help bring stability to Libya, stopping it from becoming a fertile ground for terrorists, gun-runners and people traffickers in close proximity to Europe.” The latest money includes £4m to remove improvised explosive devices from areas where ISIS have been pushed back, another £1m towards a fund for critical infrastructure, £2.75m for supporting women’s participation in peacemaking and £1.3m in support for food and healthcare for refugees. This is Johnson’s second trip to Libya in four months.
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