African nations to help Libya control its borders

 

The Associated Press

Libya's neighbors are offering to help the country control its borders, collect heavy weapons and reconcile rival political forces as security in the North African nation deteriorates.

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki told a conference that Libyan authorities have agreed to create joint border control forces.

Foreign ministers from Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Algeria and Tunisia met in the Tunisian city of Hammamet on Sunday and Monday to try to find solutions to Libya's turmoil. They also agreed on a plan to help Libyan authorities collect the heavy weapons that are circulating widely and are falling into the hands of terrorist groups around Africa.

The meeting came after militias took over Tripoli's airport in some of Libya's worst violence since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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