Libya to require entry visas for all Arabs

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January 31, 2007 17:57

 
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Libya will soon require entry visas for all citizens from Arab nations in an attempt to curb terrorism and illegal immigration, the Libyan interior minister said Wednesday. Salah Rajab, speaking to reporters at a meeting with Arab counterparts in Tunis, said the measures would mean Arab citizens "without exception" would face visa rules already required of citizens of other nations. He said the move was intended to fight the infiltration of terrorists and illegal immigrants into the North African country, a key transit point for Africans trying to get unauthorized access to Europe.

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