174 Nigerian migrants were deported from Libya through Mitiga International Airport 174 Nigerian migrants were deported from Libya through Mitiga International Airport

174 Nigerian migrants were deported from Libya through Mitiga International Airport

174 Nigerian migrants were deported from Libya through Mitiga International Airport

The Libyan Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Service deported 174 illegal immigrants from Nigeria to their country on a voluntary basis through Mitiga International Airport.

Speaking to RT, Mohammed Baraida, assistant for security affairs at the Anti-Igitimate Immigration Service, said that the migrating group includes children, women and men.

Breidaa pointed out that "the deportation process took place within the framework of ongoing cooperation between Libya and the Nigerian authorities in order to facilitate the voluntary return of illegal immigrants to their countries."

He stressed that "voluntary deportation operations will continue in the near future with the aim of dealing with the problem of illegal immigration effectively and providing the necessary support to immigrants who wish to return to their homelands."

Breidaa explained, "This step comes as part of Libya's ongoing efforts to deal with the challenges it faces as a result of the increasing numbers of illegal immigrants and its endeavor to improve the humanitarian conditions of immigrants and provide a safe environment for them so that they can return to their homes safely."

In a separate context, an official delegation from the Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation participated as an observer and at the invitation of the European Union Asylum Agency in the second regional conference of senior officials entitled “Promoting a collaborative approach to the international protection of vulnerable people along migration routes, including women and children,” which was held in The Hague, Netherlands. During the period from 25 to 27 June.

The conference sessions focused on "strengthening cooperation between European countries and North African countries to find the best ways to provide protection for unaccompanied minor migrants through migration routes. This conference comes within the regional pilot project of the European Union Asylum Agency for North Africa and Niger (RPP).

Libya's participation comes from the standpoint of "the importance of positive interaction with regional and international conferences and seminars concerned with the phenomenon of asylum and migration."

The Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation attaches great importance to following up on this phenomenon regionally and internationally with the aim of emphasizing “the vision of the Libyan state based on its legislation and laws, including Law No. (5) of 1997 regarding the protection of children,” despite the fact that unaccompanied foreign children who entered Libya are considered Illegally, as illegal immigrants, the Libyan state deals with them from a humanitarian perspective in accordance with international treaties and agreements signed and ratified by Libya regarding child protection.

The conference was organized in cooperation between the Dutch government and the Egyptian government, and many countries participated in it, including Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Malta, the Czech Republic, and Denmark, along with representatives of specialized United Nations agencies and the UN agency. European Union Asylum.

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