Libyan Interior Minister Khaled Mazen called for an additional budget of 500 million dinars to be brought to the cabinet in order to strengthen the military units in the south and increase the measures. Mazen stated that the police checkpoints in the south were operational again, but they had important shortcomings.
Emphasizing that the needs of the police stations in the southern cities should be met in order to meet the expectations of the people of the region, Mazen stated that the military forces needed financial support.
Nonetheless, the 5th cabinet meeting was held in the city of Sebha on Sunday under the leadership of Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh. Prime Minister Dbeibeh, who came to the city of Sebha on the occasion of the cabinet meeting, examined the latest situation of the city after the clashes and stalled projects in the city. Dbeibeh expressed that they are seeking to find solutions to problems and that they have taken the fight against terrorism to a higher level, especially in border cities.
On Monday, US Special Envoy to Libya Richard Norland met with Presidential Council members Abdullah al-Lafi and Musa al-Koni. The main topic of the meeting was security issues in the southern part of the country. Special Envoy Norland stated that they consider the ongoing political reconciliation process and stability in the south as two key elements for improving the living conditions of the Libyan people. Norland also held talks with Prime Minister Dbeibeh as part of his visit to the country.