The workshop on “the impact of Libya’s security situation on neighbouring countries’ border security” opened Wednesday at the headquarters of the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) in Algiers, with a view to improving the capacity of the African countries, especially Libya’s neighbours, to control their borders.
The two-day workshop is intended for providing assistance to African Union (AU) members countries, mainly the countries which share borders with Libya, for a better control and management of their borders with that country, according to speakers at the opening meeting.
The meeting will discuss the AU state members’ efforts and action plans to fight terrorism and violent extremism.
Many representatives of the ACSRT focal points are attending the workshop, namely Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Chad, Sudan and Niger, as well as a senior border security official from each of the African Union member states.
Representatives of Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso are participating in the meeting as observers, in addition to ACSRT experts and members of the African Union Border Program (AUBP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO or INTERPOL).
Attending the meeting, the director of the ACSRT, Larry Gbevlo-Lartey Esq, Norway’s ambassador to Algiers, Arne Gjermundsen, the Foreign Affairs ministry’s director of Prospective, programming and Political Planning, Hamid Boukrif, who represented the Algerian government, made opening addresses.
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