Di Maio meets Al Sarraj in Tripoli “Libya is a crucial hub”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, was received in Tripoli by the President of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord of Libya, Fayez al Sarraj. At the core of the visit, among other things, the recent agreement for a ceasefire. Di Maio was accompanied by Undersecretary Manlio Di Stefano.
“Libya is an important player for us, a crucial hub for building a new model” of development in the Mediterranean, “with flourishing trade and growth opportunities” for all the countries in the area, Di Maio said during the meeting. “Italy welcomes the agreement reached with Saleh for the promotion of a ceasefire and we support it. We also believe, as we have always said, that all external interference should cease,” Di Maio stressed.
Sarraj, for his part, proposed the setting up of the Commission for economic issues between Italy and Libya “as soon as possible”, and added: “We want Italian companies to come to us to support the development and growth of Libya”.