Libya gives green light for EU coast guard training

May 23, 2016 8:42 AM

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BRUSSELS – Libya has given the European Union permission to begin training its coast guard, as increasing numbers of migrants leave the country bound for Italy.

The EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini said Tuesday that the training effort "will be very important to control Libya's territorial waters, together with our Libyan partners, as well as to control the migrant influx."

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