Libya. The Hungarian Ambassador to Libya Bela Marton revealed on 22 the existence of a program with the Ministry of Interior to train police officers in Hungary, stressing his country’s readiness to provide support in the military field. On a regional perspective, Libya is preparing to participate in the fourth ministerial meeting with Sudan, Chad, and Niger, which will be held in the Chadian capital N’Djamena on 31. The meeting will focus on reinforcing security along the common borders of the four countries. The attendees will also discuss combating terrorism, rebel movements, human trafficking, drugs, and trans-border crimes, as well as development projects in border areas, according to the same source.
Algeria. Algerian authorities arrested on 22 19 people with links to al-Qaeda. The operation was carried out in the Tissemsilt province. Meanwhile the Algerian Army has mounted a major operation along the country borders to truck down terrorist group and criminal activities.
Russia focus. On 21 Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergej Lavrov said that his country is ready to cooperate with France in the field of anti-terrorism. He stated that the two countries already have established secret contacts regarding Syria where they collaborated for some humanitarian operations in Ghouta.