1998 News Story

Prince Nayef on visit to Libya

Interior Minister Prince Nayef Ibn Abdul Aziz arrived in Tripoli yesterday on an official visit to Libya, for talks which will have a positive impact on security cooperation between the two countries in line with the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz and Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi.

Referring to the meeting of Arab ministers of interior and justice due to be held in Cairo on April 24, 1998, Prince Nayef said that it is hoped that an agreement will be reached to uproot the phenomenon of terrorism in the Arab world, and noted that during his current visit an agreement will be signed for cooperation in security and exchange of information between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Libya, to be submitted to higher authorities for approval and ratification prior to implementation.   He went on to say that a memorandum of understanding between the two countries on matters of information will also soon be signed, adding that it will be followed by other agreements serving the interests of the two countries and paving the way for constructive Arab cooperation.
Libyan secretary for public security Muhammad Mahmoud Hijazi said Prince Nayef's visit will lead to enhanced security cooperation, and reiterated his country's concern for cooperation with the Kingdom in various spheres, particularly in the field of combating terrorism, drugs and organized crime.