Italian Interior Minister Discusses Security Cooperation with Libya


On Monday, Head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Mnifi received Italian Interior Minister, Luciana Lamorgese in Tripoli.

Al-Mnifi stressed the importance of Libyan-Italian cooperation in various fields, especially security, illegal immigration, and border security. He emphasised the need to address the causes of the migration phenomenon by creating “spatial development.”

“The Italian Minister stressed the depth of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries, and the need to strengthen them,” the statement added. The meeting also touched on the importance of reactivating a number of stalled joint agreements in several fields.

Last month, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio arrived in Libya for talks with senior government officials. Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU) Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba received the Italian FM in Tripoli, where they discussed issues of common interest, primarily immigration and economic cooperation.