Moroccan, Italian FMs discuss Libyan crisis, bilateral relations

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FILE PHOTO: Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, arrives for a roundtable on Western Sahara at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
FILE PHOTO: Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, arrives for a roundtable on Western Sahara at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita on Saturday held a telephone conversation with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio on Libyan crisis and bilateral relations.

Di Maio expressed his country’s “appreciation” for the contribution and role played by Morocco for the resolution of the Libyan crisis, a statement by the Moroccan Foreign Affairs ministry said.

The talks also focused on the bilateral relations between Rabat and Rome, in the light of the Joint Declaration on the multidimensional strategic partnership signed on November 2019, it added.

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on its website that Di Maio reiterated in this phone call the importance of collaboration with Rabat so as to achieve a political solution of the ongoing crisis in Libya.

Concerning the Libyan crisis, Italy is concerned with two priorities which are the achievement of a lasting cease-fire, and the rapid resumption of oil production, the statement added.

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