Raymond Associates, a New York-based international firm, has been contracted to provide a broad spectrum of services to the National Salvation Government (NSG) of Tripoli, Libya.
Raymond Associates will provide consultancy services in regards to the establishment of national security architecture initially focused on border security and counter-terrorism efforts.
Raymond Associates, working in conjunction with the NSG, will focus on counter-terrorism, illegal immigration, humanitarian aid, private sector development and governance support. The contract calls for Raymond Associates to provide guidance to the NSG as it strengthens and rebuilds local civil and governmental institutions for a free, prosperous and independent Libya.
A contract between Raymond Associates and the NSG was signed in Tripoli on April 1, 2015, by Prime Minister Khalifa al-Ghwell.
According to the press release:
"The PM was backed by the unanimous support of his cabinet and every significant private-sector business leader of Libya.
"The National Salvation Government was formed through the careful due process of law by Libyan legislators, in-country business owners and Libyan student leaders, united behind the goal of building a safe, stable, democratic environment for all Libyan citizens through a united central government absent the extremism and dictatorial repression that has plagued Libya since the overthrow of the former ruler and dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
"The NSG has been waging an aggressive military and counter-insurgency campaign against the cross-border incursions of foreign terrorists who wave the black flag of ISIS. ISIS is fighting to establish a permanent base in Libya to launch attacks throughout the region. Countering their growing, pernicious influence in the country by establishing secure control over the borders is a lead priority for the NSG. It is crucial to a safe and secure Libya as well as to the safety of the European shore, and ultimately Europe and America."
(Source: PRNewswire, FT)
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