Libya’s GNA Prime Minister’ Al-Serraj’ Visited NATO Wednesday

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj

NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg has met with the Prime Minister of Libya, Mr. Fayez al-Serraj, at NATO Headquarters.

General Jens Stoltenberg met the Libyan Prime Minister on Wednesday (1 February 2017) for talks on the security situation in Libya. The Secretary General said he was encouraged by the progress being made in the fight against ISIL in Libya and conveyed NATO’s support to the Government of National Accord.

During their meeting, the two leaders also discussed how to take cooperation forward.

“NATO stands ready to assist Libya in building effective security and defence institutions, strengthening your ability to fight terrorism and create conditions for peace,” said Mr. Stoltenberg after the meeting.

Stoltenberg added that, in the future, NATO could offer advice on establishing a modern Ministry of Defence, a joint military staff, and security and intelligence services under civilian control. If requested, the Alliance could also support the efforts of the European Union to strengthen the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy.