Libya, UN inaugurate 3 police training facilities, 1,800-personnel training program

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-14 01:37:05|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TRIPOLI, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj and UN Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame on Thursday inaugurated three police training facilities in Tripoli and a training program for 1,800 police officers.

The three training facilities, the Police College, Police Technical School, and Judicial Police Training Institute, are important for training regular police forces in Libya for the security and rule of law in Libya, the UN Mission in Libya said in a statement.

"We ... are proud of ... contributing ... to re-activating this space, which will bring out men responsible for providing security and peace in Libya," Salame said.

Meanwhile, Mourad Wahba, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Development Programme Regional Bureau for Arab States, said the UN is willing to provide continued support for capacity building of institutions in Libya, particularly the strengthening of police and justice institutions through training and provision of essential equipment.

Libyan security services have been struggling to train and equip their personnel, as the country suffers insecurity and chaos as well as domination of armed groups and militias which operate independently from the authorities.

In October, Serraj approved new security arrangements which focus on forming joint police and army forces to secure the capital Tripoli.