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Official: NATO May Look At Training For Libya

Official: NATO May Look At Training For Libya

NATO defense ministers will discuss the possibility of training Libya’s military to ensure it is able to police the country’s borders properly, a senior US defense official said Monday.

The official, who asked not to be named, said the idea was at an early stage but NATO’s 28 defense ministers meeting Tuesday and Wednesday at the alliance’s headquarters near Brussels would look at the issue.

US President Barack Obama and NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen met Friday and talked “at great length about the way the NATO alliance could perhaps take a greater role on training for the Libyan security forces,” the official said.

“One of the issues would be what kind of training could NATO do,” the official said, noting that NATO members and partners “have developed a lot of expertise and capabilities in the past decade.”

EU leaders agreed last month to send a civilian border assistance mission to Libya to help the government re-establish effective control over land borders some 4,300 kilometers (2,670 miles) long, which often cross remote and inhospitable desert regions.

The country’s maritime border is nearly 2,000 kilometers long, with illegal immigration to Europe from sub-Saharan Africa a major problem.

Topping the agenda for the NATO defense ministers’ meeting is cybersecurity amid a recent increase in hacking attacks, many blamed on China, targeting both military and commercial information.

Ministers will also review the situation in Afghanistan, where NATO forces are handing over security to local troops before their planned withdrawal next year.


Source:
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, BRUSSELS — defensenews.com News – 3 June 2013

Photo: The Libyan Air Force Aero L-39 Advanced Training Aircraft (Photo by Files)


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