By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 5 May 2016:
The possibility of the Netherlands again providing training for the Libyan Coast Guard was raised . . .[restrict]today in talks between Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders and prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj.
Koenders is the latest European foreign minister to pay a lightening visit Tripoli aimed at demonstrating international backing for the Presidency Council and the planned Government of National Accord.
As well as coast guard training for use, in particular, in dealing with illegal migration, the talks also focussed on security in Libya, humanitarian assistance and Libyan frozen assets in the Netherlands.
Up until the collapse of legitimate government in Tripoli in mid-2014, the Netherlands was working closely with the Coast Guard and had supplied it with eight patrol craft. Thirty-two navy personnel were also trained in the Netherlands on the use of the boats. The Netherlands had also been looking at cooperation in the development of Libyan ports, agriculture, water management and logistics. [/restrict]