UN Chief & Italian PM Discuss Libya


The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres and Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni have recently exchanged views on the ongoing situation in Libya.

The details of this critical conversation were reported by the Italian news agency, Aki on Monday.

This high-level meeting took place on the sidelines of the FAO “+2 Food Systems” Summit held in Rome.

This summit, the first of its kind, illustrates the pivotal role food systems play in advancing international diplomacy and security matters.

According to the memorandum issued by the United Nations, Guterres expressed his gratitude to Meloni for Italy’s robust support in hosting several UN agencies in Rome.

The ongoing situation in Libya is complex, with numerous global stakeholders looking for sustainable solutions.

The exchange between Guterres and Meloni underscores the significance of dialogue in understanding, addressing, and potentially resolving such multifaceted issues.

In a recent discussion with Italy’s Libero newspaper, former Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti underlined the strategic significance of Libya in achieving stability in Africa. With a new global system on the horizon, Minniti emphasised the need to divide tasks to avoid global instability.

According to Minniti, “Europe has a significant responsibility in taking care of Africa. However, the EU must acknowledge this, most importantly, without wasting any time.”

He further commended the recent memorandum on immigration, which effectively regulates relations with the EU in terms of migrant flows, and energy. “This agreement represents a significant stride towards Tunisia’s stability, marking a political decision which does not consider the stringent measures of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cut social spending, thus making assistance to Kais Saied conditional,” he said.

Minniti also clarified that human rights in the EU will not be overlooked. He urged states to remember the symbolic significance of democracy, born after the Arab Spring. For both Italy and Europe, this memorandum “signifies a path towards achieving stability in Africa. The game does not end here. Instead, there will be a need to consider Libya, Egypt, and Niger, which are significant in the Sahel region for migrant flows and Islamic terrorism.”