The Italian Foreign Minister calls for protecting the Libyan negotiations from foreign interference.

Published On(2020-11-21 17:28:00)
Rome, November 21, 2020 (Lana) - Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio held talks by phone with the UN envoy to Libya, Acting Stephanie Williams. The Italian Foreign Ministry said that Di Maio expressed his satisfaction with the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum adopting a roadmap in light of the elections scheduled for December 24, 2021, affirming Italy's full support for the internal dialogue efforts led by the United Nations Mission in Libya. Di Maio expressed the hope that the process would remain closely linked to the mediation of the United Nations and the Berlin process, and that parallel initiatives that could weaken this frame of reference would be avoided, stressing the need to protect the Libyan negotiating space from external and internal interference, according to the Italian news agency, "Nova." Di Maio also welcomed the recent developments in the military and security fields within the Joint Military Committee, especially with regard to the reopening of the coastal road between Sirt and Misurata and the withdrawal of forces and foreign fighters from the so-called "Sirt Triangle." Di Maio also touched on the positive developments in the economic field after the resumption of oil production and export, expressing his hope for progress in unifying the Petroleum Facilities Guard to protect the oil sites. =Lana=