Egypt, Libya ink deal on cooperation in fight against terrorism, human trafficking

Libyan and Egyptian Attorney Generals signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) on increased cooperation in the fight against terrorism, human trafficking, and other crimes.

The MoU was signed during a meeting last week in Cairo between visiting Libya’s Attorney General Sideeg Al-Sour and Egyptian counterpart Hamada Al-Sawy, Libya Herald reports.

Under the agreement, the two countries plan to strengthen cooperation between the two prosecutions to combat crimes, especially terrorism, corruption, human trafficking, cybercrime and others, in accordance with the legislation, agreements and treaties in force in the two countries, the London-based Libyan media notes.

Attorney General Sideeg Al-Sour called for the need to put in place new mechanisms and patterns to ensure speedy action between the two prosecutions, and to preserve evidence and confidentiality in investigations into common issues.

The two countries seek to combat crimes of terrorism, aggression against public money, money laundering, illegal immigration, smuggling of petroleum products, and infringement on state property and agricultural land.

Libya and Egypt rekindle their relations after Cairo closed its Embassy in Tripoli in 2014 over security concerns as Libya slid into chaos following the assassination of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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