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Fight against illegal migration discussed at National Security Council meeting.

(TAP) - President Beji Caid Essebsi presided on Wednesday at the Carthage Palace over the National Security Council meeting to discuss the security situation at home and regionally and internationally.

The meeting assessed the activities of strategic production facilities and their impact on the national economy after the proclamation of production sites prohibited military zones, the Presidency said in a press statement.

It also provided an opportunity to discuss the draft of the national strategy for border security and the adoption of the draft decision on the establishment of standing committees in the National Security Council, the source said.

On the issue of fight against illegal migration and the phenomenon of organised crime in the Mediterranean basin, the meeting reviewed the efforts of the Ministries of Defense and the Interior during the past period to thwart illegal migration attempts and save the lives of hundreds of illegal migrants.

The National Security Council recommended strengthening regional and international co-operation and coordination mechanisms to combat this phenomenon.

It also urged combining the efforts of all the structures of the State to deal with the social, economic and cultural causes related to this phenomenon, said the same source.

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Publication:Agency Tunis Afrique Press
Date:Oct 11, 2017
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