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Italy To Help Libya Protect Borders, Oil Facilities


Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim al-Keib

Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim al-Keib

Italy will help Libyan authorities protect the North African country's borders and oil facilities, Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim al-Keib said on January 21.

Keib told a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti in Tripoli that "the defense ministers [of Libya and Italy] signed a letter related to creating a system to control borders managed by Libya and provide training, especially for [protecting] oil installations."

Keib added that the letter asserts Libyan sovereignty and that no Italian troops will be present.

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