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Libya: An MOM signed with Niger about migrant workers

2019-10-22

The Libyan Ministry of Labor and the Republic of Niger signed last Friday a memorandum of understanding for the management of migrant workers. This MOM is part of the migration management project.

The European Union delegation in Libya said, on its official Facebook page that the International Organization for Migration, with the support of the European Union, has brought together 14 international and regional partners to promote international cooperation in the field of labor migration. The EU delegation reported that more than 650,000 migrants, 70% of whom are workers, are currently in Libya. In this context, the delegation explained that the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding between Libya and Niger represents a first step towards the establishment of bilateral agreements to facilitate migration management procedures.

For its part, the Ministry of the Interior of the National Consensus Government has affirmed that this new strategy guarantees work opportunities to illegal migrants in Libya to enable them to avoid sequestration and measures against migration that are largely criticized by the international community.