Brussels, Belgium - The European Union (EU) will soon deploy security experts to help Libya monitor its massive borders, according to a press statement, obtained by PANA here Friday.
Dubbed EUBAM-Libya, the monitoring team, involving 110 European border security experts, will be on ground for two years at a cost of 30.3 million euros.
Libya’s 4,348km-long land borders and its 1,770km sea borders need integrated management for further security which the European mission is expected to enhance, the statement indicated.
Officials reports reveal that prior to the overthrew of Col. Mouammar Kadhafi's regime, at least two million immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa had arrived in Libya, waiting for the opportunity to board makeshift boats and cross the Mediterranean sea into Europe.
Meanwhile, the Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, is due in Brussels, the Belgian capital, Monday for a working visit during which he will hold talks with the European Commission’s President Jose Manuel Barroso, official sources told PANA.