10. Conference participants discussed the Libyan Government’s security priorities, as discussed above. Libya’s international partners expressed their political, technical and materiel support for the Libyan Government’s efforts to address these challenges through both security sector reform and security operation-related solutions.
11. Conference participants highlighted the urgent priority for Libya to effectively control its borders. Libya’s international partners emphasized their readiness to assist the Libyan Government to quickly enhance its border security and encouraged the Libyan Government to urgently develop and deliver an integrated border management plan. Conference participants welcomed the European Union decision to launch a civilian Common Security and Defence Policy mission on border management, to be deployed by June 2013.
12. With regard to reform and development related assistance, international partners voiced their wholehearted support of Libya’s efforts to address the security challenges facing the country, and develop and deploy the effective and accountable defence and police structures in order to restore peace and stability across the country.
13. Conference participants also recognised that Libya has inherited stocks of weapons and explosive devices, of which a large arsenal remains outside the control of the Libyan Government and which poses a direct threat to the security of Libya and that of the wider region. Libya’s international partners reiterated their commitment to support Libya in addressing, as a matter of urgency, issues related to arms and ammunition management.
14. Conference participants also welcomed the actions and commitment to date of the Libyan Government, with neighbouring countries, to tackle the significant security challenges faced by Libya in areas along its borders. In line with the Tripoli Action Plan on operational coordination in the field of border security which was adopted by the Ministerial Regional Conference held in Tripoli between 11-12 March 2012, the international partners undertook to provide support to the Libyan Government and its neighbours in the region in order to overcome these threats.