Libyan Immigration Minister Inspects Ubari Airport’s Readiness for Deportation of Migrants

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On Friday, Libya’s Minister of State for Immigration Affairs, Ajdid Maatog, inspected Ubari Airport, in order to determine its readiness for the possibility of using it to deport migrants from Libya to their countries.

In an official statement, the Ministry of Immigration said that this visit comes within the framework of the tour that the Minister of State for Immigration Affairs is conducting to the municipalities of southern Libya in order to monitor the situation of migrants in the country and the situation in the region in general.

On Thursday, Maatog inspected the Esin border crossing with Algeria. During his visit, the Minister was accompanied by the Mayor and members of the Ghat Municipal Council, and security services from the region.

Maatog was briefed on the Esin border crossing, where the Mayor explained to him the economic and security importance of the crossing for both Libya and Algeria. The Minister also listened to the complaints of the agencies operating the crossing, promising to work on supporting them.

In the past two days, Maatog made a visit to the border crossing with Niger, as part of his tour of Libya’s South on Sunday.

On Thursday, Maatog arrived at Wadi Al-Ajal, southwest of Libya, on a visit to the municipalities of the region (Ubari, Bint Bayh, and Al-Ghuraifah), and held meetings with local officials.