US-Italian Foreign Ministers to Discuss Libya


On Monday, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio is set to travel to Washington, where he will discuss the Libyan crisis with senior US officials according to the Italian news agency NOVA.

Di Maio will meet with his US counterpart, Antony Blinken, as well as the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. He will also meet with the Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci.

The Italian FM will stay in Washington for two days, with the visit coinciding with the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and the United States.

The talks will focus on bilateral relations and cooperation on COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the main international issues and topics of the joint presidency of the G20, and the Joint Partnership for the Climate Summit (COP-26).

Last month, Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU) Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba held talks with Di Maio in Tripoli, where they discussed immigration and economic cooperation. Dbaiba’s media office said that Di Maio expressed his desire to strengthen bilateral relations with Libya.