WORLD UN official, Libyan minister discuss security arrangements in Tripoli

WORLD

UN official, Libyan minister discuss security arrangements in Tripoli

Xinhua

15:32, January 04, 2019

TRIPOLI, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) - Libya's Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs in Libya Stephanie Williams Thursday discussed security arrangements in capital Tripoli.

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A picture taken on December 25, 2018 shows a firetruck and security officers at the scene of an attack outside the Libyan foreign ministry headquarters in the capital Tripoli. (Photo: VCG)

International community's support for the implementation of the capital's security arrangements and the ministry's new vision for the security were the focus of discussions between the two officials, said the UN Support Mission in Libya.

Libyan security services struggle to establish security, particularly in Tripoli, as the country suffers escalating violence and political division.

The security arrangements, which focus on forming joint police and armed forces to secure Tripoli, were adopted by the government in September when violence broke out in the city between the government forces and armed groups.

On Sept. 12 last year, UN Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame announced the start of the implementation of the arrangements.

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