Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio has appointed Ambassador Pasquale Ferrara as Italy’s special envoy to Libya.
A statement by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the special envoy would represent Italy, and ensure its full participation in all multilateral initiatives to support Libya’s political process.
Ferrara will undertake the task of “developing appropriate contacts with key local and international players in Libya,” according to the Italian news agency Nova.
The new special envoy will also promote strategic thinking both in Italy, and with international experts on prospects for stability in Libya and across North Africa.
Ferrara served as the Italian Ambassador to Algeria until November 2020.