A European delegation on Wednesday visited a security checkpoint in a desert area near the border with Tunisia, as part of recent discussions on irregular migration.
The delegation included the Chief Commander of Civil Missions at the European External Service and the Head of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM).
They were received by the Director of the Desert Patrols Department, the head of the Al-Assah border security section, and the head of the Information and Security Documentation Office.
This comes after Rome hosted a tripartite meeting, which brought together the interior ministers of Italy, Libya and Tunisia, on November 24, to find urgent solutions to illegal immigration and the voluntary return of migrants to their countries.
On September 6, Interior Minister Imad Trabelsi announced the installation of day and night surveillance cameras and the deployment of troops along the border with Tunisia, as part of the ministry's plan to deal with the issue of irregular migration.
These security arrangements came after the migrant crisis in Tunisia, with Trabelsi saying at the time that Libya's border with Tunisia was "permanently closed to smuggling".