Di Maio and Borrell Discuss the Libyan Crisis by Phone


On Friday, the Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio discussed in a phone call the Libyan crisis with the European Union’s High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Joseph Borrell.

In a tweet, the Italian Foreign Ministry pointed out that this came during a call to address the Libyan crisis as well as the digital transition in the European Union.

The Libyan crisis was also the focus of phone calls made by the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, with Di Maio and Borrell as well as the Foreign Ministers of Greece, Nikos Dendias, and Malta, Evarist Bartolo, where Shoukry reviewed “all aspects of the Egyptian vision regarding the situation in Libya.”

Two days ago, Di Maio said that it was important to achieve “sustainable stability in Libya, because that remains an absolute priority for the Italian government, as it has an impact on the security and stability of the entire Euro-Mediterranean region,” in his speech at a seminar organised by the Corriere Della Sera Foundation, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the expulsion of Italians from Libya during the rule of Muammar Gaddafi (1970).