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Qatar, GNA sign security deal focusing on combatting terrorism

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

DOHA – The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and Qatar signed on Monday memorandum of understanding on security cooperation, focusing on combating terrorism and organized crime.

The memorandum, applicable for three years with potential renewal, is consisted of eight articles, including the exchange of information between the two governments about terrorist organizations and their methods of work, terrorist support networks in terms of supply and financing, research, investigation, identification of persons, and assistance in investigations.

It also included exchanging experiences on technical means that contribute to preventing terrorism, and providing the necessary tools to help in combating various forms of international crime.

It included the exchange of assistance in combating violations of an economic and financial nature, especially money laundering and the methods used in illicit international trade, such as trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

The memorandum was signed in Doha in the presence of the Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Khaled Al Thani, and both GNA Foreign Minister, Mohammad Siyala, and GNA Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha.

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