Libya says signs deal on EU cooperation

Libya sent home six foreign medics convicted of infecting Libyan children with HIV after signing a cooperation accord with the European Union (EU), Libya's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Libya says signs deal on EU cooperation
Libya sent home six foreign medics convicted of infecting Libyan children with HIV after signing a cooperation accord with the European Union (EU), Libya's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

"There was a cooperation agreement signed between Libya and the EU to develop and expand cooperation between them, which includes full cooperation and partnership between Libya and the European Union," the minister, Mohammed Abdel-Rahman Shalgam, told reporters.

He said the deal involved EU support and assistance for the hundreds of infected children in European hospitals for their entire lives.

The accord also provides for the rehabilitation of the Benghazi hospital, as well as the Hwari hospital and a medical centre, also in Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city where the HIV outbreak occurred.

The EU had also offered assistance to Libya in education, archaeology and illegal migration, Shalgam said.

The two sides would support a network on Libya's western border and in the Sahara that would "protect our borders from illegal migration", he added.

Reuters

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Temmuz 2007, 10:19
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