Magharebia (Washington DC)

14 December 2012

Libya: Local PM Proposes Border Security Summit

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan on Thursday (December 13th) offered to host a regional summit on border security, AFP reported.

"We want to hold a meeting in Libya with Niger, Mali, Chad and Sudan to reach an agreement to secure the borders," Zidan said in Sudan after meeting with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

"Libya will not support armed opposition groups and will not allow terrorists to cross the border," he said.

Zidan arrived in Sudan after visiting Niger, where he reiterated a call for the extradition of Moamer Kadhafi's son Saadi.

Niger granted Saadi Kadhafi asylum in September 2011. Around 30 senior officials from the Kadhafi regime are believed to have taken refuge in Niger.

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