The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, arrived in Niger’s capital Niamey on Wednesday and met with President Mohamed Bazoum to review illegal immigration and border security.
Dbeibah and his delegation met with Nigerien officials as they both reiterated that the issue of illegal immigration from northern Niger through southern Libya needs more coordination among border states to help boost security.
The Libyan PM said Libya and Niger will work together to secure their joint borders, and increase economic relations amid the availability of investment opportunities.
They agreed to form a High Libya-Niger Committee to meet soon for discussing economic cooperation and investment opportunities.
The Nigerien President applauded the efforts that aim to achieve peace and security in Libya, saying that despite challenges, Libya remains an important actor in maintaining regional stability.