Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio stated that the stability of Libya would ensure the safety of Europe. He also stressed the need to ensure peace and development in the country.
In press statements, the Italian FM pointed to the historical Italian-Libyan relations, “this is why we will continue to support its institutions towards completing the transition process. Therefore, the Tripoli Conference was an important moment to reaffirm the commitment of the entire international community, and Italy in the foreground.”
The Italian FM continued: “We can combat terrorism and uncontrolled migration flows in Europe by pursuing two central goals, parliamentary and presidential elections at the end of the year, and the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement.”
He noted that free and transparent elections with a gradual withdrawal of foreign mercenaries and fighters can guarantee these results.
On Thursday, the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Najla Al-Mangoush said that stability would not be achieved in Libya without ensuring full national sovereignty.
In her speech during the Libya Stabilisation Conference in Tripoli, she stressed the country’s need for political stability that guarantees the joint participation of all Libyans in determining the fate of their country.
Some 30 international delegates attended the conference, including Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan, Malta, Chad, Niger, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, the United States, Britain, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Russia, China, and DR Congo. As well as the United Nations, European Union, African Union, and the Arab League.
The conference comes two months ahead of planned presidential and parliamentary elections, which are scheduled for 24 December, as part of the political roadmap agreed to in the United Nations-led peace process.