Head of EU Delegation visits Misrata

The Head of the EU Delegation to Libya, Ambassador Nataliya Apostolova, and the Head of the EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in Libya, Antti Hartikainen, have visited the city of Misrata, 200km east of the capital Tripoli.

A press release said they had fruitful discussions on the political and security situation in the country and the EU's continued support to Libya and the transition process.

They met with the Misrata City Protocol, the Misrata Local Council, the Business Council and representatives of the wounded. They also visited the University, the National Institute for Tumour Treatment, the Martyrs and War Museum, the International Airport, the steel factory, as well as the Misrata Free Zone Area and Chamber of Commerce.

Ambassador Apostolova discussed the EU's assistance in a number of areas, such as local governance, border management, immigration, health, support for the physical rehabilitation of the war wounded and the disabled, education and economic development through technical and vocational training and support to small and medium enterprises.

The EU Head of Delegation also provided information on EU regional programmes and initiatives that Libya could benefit from, such as the EuroMed partnership for Industrial cooperation, the multilateral cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean, including the Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme and the European Territorial Cooperation.

(Source: EU Neighbourhood Info)

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