Libyan tribes' peace agreement mediated by Italy to curb migrant flow

  • Jonáš Vlk
  • 3.4.2017 22:10

On 31 March, more than 60 Libyan tribes from the Libya’s south reached a peace agreement, mediated by Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti, that should curb the flow of migrants heading to the EU across the Mediterranean Sea.

The agreement promises control Libya's southern border, which was not previously possible due to hostilities between local tribes and the weakness of the UN-backed GNA government. Now, however, Libyan border security services will be active along the entire length of the southern boundary, and the Libyan Coast Guard, trained by Italy, will be active in the north. On the same day, Italy also pledged 50 million euros to secure borders of neighbouring Niger. It seems that after the persistent efforts of Italy and the EU, the Libyan migrant flow could be reduced and greater stability in Southern Libya could be reached despite the ongoing long conflict in the country.

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