British Foreign secretary Boris Johnson has announced plans to send financial aid worth of £9 million to Libya to fight terrorism and immigrant crisis, The Guardian reported on Wednesday.
Johnson said that the aid aims to reduce the number of migrants risking their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean to flee the country’s critical situation. The announcement was made after the foreign secretary’s second visit to Tripoli, Libya in the last four months.
During his visit, Johnson referred to Libya as “the front line for many challenges which, left unchecked, can pose problems for us in the UK – particularly illegal migration and the threat from terrorism”.
READ ALSO: Libya’s General Haftar: From captivity and exile to ‘conqueror of terrorism’
The British newspaper also quoted Johnson saying that it’s vital for the UK to help the Libyan government to bring stability to the North African country. He also said that this would prevent the growth of terrorists, gun runners and human traffickers in close proximity to the European continent.
Of the sum, £4 million is set towards removing explosive devices from previously held ISIS areas. Similarly, £1 million will be put towards much needed infrastructure and £2.75 million to support womens’ participation in peace making. Another £1.3 million are secured for refugee necessities which include food and healthcare.
When Britain’s Boris Johnson met high-tech robots in JapanBritish Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday shook hands with one of Japan’s high-tech robots, a humanoid candidate to carry the torch ... Life
British FM Boris Johnson says Syria’s Assad is an ‘arch-terrorist’Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is an “arch-terrorist” and it is time Russia realised he is “literally and metaphorically ... Middle East
Boris Johnson: Alternative to two-state solution is Israel apartheidBritish foreign minister Boris Johnson has warned that the alternative to a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an ... Middle East
Boris: UK gives special importance to relations with Gulf StatesBoris Johnson said that his country attaches special importance to its relations with the Gulf countrie Gulf