TRIPOLI - Libya and France have agreed to look into boosting maritime security and controlling the North African country's borders, their defense ministers said on Saturday.
On a visit to Tripoli, French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet met his Libyan counterpart Osama al-Juwali to discuss the issues and sign a letter of intent to boost cooperation.
Foreign states are worried about the Libyan interim government's capacity to secure its Mediterranean coast, which could be used as a gateway into Europe for arms traffickers, al-Qaida insurgents and illegal migrants.
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