July 12, 2017
Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti plans to fly to Libya later this week where he is expected to meet with mayors of various Libyan cities to discuss bringing an end to people smuggling in the country.
Interior Minister Minniti will travel to Tripoli on Thursday where he plans to sign an agreement with Libyan officials that will be aimed at combatting human trafficking operations. Mayors in the southern Libyan region of Fezzan have called for more economic support in order to facilitate economic growth as more and more in Libya turn to people smuggling as a source of income, Der Standard reports.
“Trafficking in human beings has an important economic factor,” Minniti told the Italian press on Tuesday. The Italian government will also be asking for assistance for the economic project from other European Union member states.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:06 am