Italian PM visits Libya for talks

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Giuseppe Conte arrived in Tripoli on Sunday and was received by the Chairman of Presidential Council Fayez Sarraj. [Photo courtesy: Libya Presidential Council]
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrived in Libya on Sunday for talks with senior officials in the country.

Conte arrived in the capital Tripoli accompanied by a high-level delegation, and was received by the Chairman of Presidential Council Fayez Sarraj and his government officials, including Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala.

The teams held bilateral talks focusing on ways of enhancing cooperation.

“The Chairman briefed Conte on the current political situations in Libya and the measures adopted by the GNA for the security and economic reforms,” the Media Office of Presidential Council reported, adding that Sarraj has expressed his government’s desire to promote cooperation with Italy in all fields.

According to the Media Office, Conte expressed his happiness over the return of normal life to Tripoli, stressing that his government supports the democratic track and national reconciliation efforts in Libya.

The leaders also discussed ways of reactivating the Libyan-Italian friendship treaty and start preparing for the meetings of joint committees early next year.