AP Radio AP Radio News:

Feb 16, 8:17 AM EST

Libya requests NATO help to rebuild security institutions

AP Photo
AP Photo/Virginia Mayo


Bush seeks democratic reform in Mideast


NATO leaders agree to help train Iraqi forces

NATO Expansion
Latest NATO News
NATO general: Troops will stay in Kosovo as long as needed

NATO: Debunking of rape claim shows need for critical press

NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea

AP Interview: Lithuania confident of US commitment to NATO

Libya requests NATO help to rebuild security institutions

Inside Libya
Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

UN cites flaws in Libya trial of Gadhafi's son, others

North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

Eastern Libya ban women from traveling without male guardian

UN chief: US blocking Libya envoy was "serious mistake"

AP Interview: Military says Libya strike bore critical intel

Libya requests NATO help to rebuild security institutions

Egypt chief-of-staff mediates between Libyan rivals in Cairo

UN chief 'deeply regrets' US blocking his Libya envoy pick

US blocks Palestinian from leading UN mission in Libya

US voices concern over shadowy 'Libyan National Guard' group

Libya Opening Doors to Tourists

BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's chief says he has received a formal request from conflict-torn Libya to help strengthen its security institutions and that the alliance is looking into exactly what can be done.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the 28 allies could help build up the Libyan defense ministry and military command structure.

He told reporters at NATO headquarters in Brussels that "Libya needs that framework to be able to develop the forces and stabilize the country."

Stoltenberg didn't say when the effort might start or what exactly it might entail.

NATO currently has a naval operation in the Mediterranean outside Libyan waters working on counterterrorism and assisting the European Union in its efforts to monitor and rescue migrants.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Latest News