Di Maio Renews Italy’s Commitment to Libya


On Tuesday, Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio reiterated Rome’s steadfast commitment to Libya, regarding “free and democratic elections” that are due to take place at the end of this year.

“In Libya, Italy’s commitment is constant. We are working tirelessly and the results are coming. The first goal achieved is undoubtedly the birth of a government of national unity, unthinkable a year ago. Now let’s focus on the upcoming elections on December 24th,” Di Maio said.

“Free and democratic elections must represent another stage in the Libyan political process carried out with the support of the international community, where Italy is at the forefront. Helping Libya, including by increasing economic exchanges, means working for security in the Mediterranean, protecting people’s lives from human traffickers, and fighting terrorism relentlessly,” he added.

Di Maio explained: “On this, our country is a clear point of reference. We will accompany Libya towards the desired institutional transition.”

Notably, Di Maio visited Libya on Monday. He held talks with Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, Head of Presidential Council Mohamed Al-Mnifi, Parliament Speaker Ageela Saleh, and Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush.