Green light for civilian mission to support border security in Libya
EU News 244/2013
Council of the European Union
Brussels, 22 May 2013
The Council today established a civilian EU integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya). It will support capacity building for enhancing the security of Libya's land, sea and air borders and is expected to gradually start deploying in June.
Today's decision is the result of thorough discussions between the EU and the Libyan authorities regarding the country's needs and priorities on how to improve the management and security of the 4,348 km of Libyan land borders together with the 1,770 km of Libyan coastline. The needs assessment on integrated border management which the EU undertook in 2012 helped define the scope and activities of the mission.
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