Monday, May 20

Italy to Reopen Consulate in Benghazi

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Tuesday that Italy is to reopen its consulate in Benghazi as Libya is moving ahead towards peace and stability.

He told TG2 Post he had visited Libya twice in the last few weeks with objective to create “opportunities for Italian companies”.

Meanwhile, Italian Premier Mario Draghi told the Italian Senate last week that he was planning to visit Libya on 6 or 7 April.

“It is clear that Italy defends its international interests and cooperation in Libya,” Draghi said as quoted by ANSA.

Signaling conflict of interests in Libya probably among EU members, Draghi said “If there were to be opposing interests, Italy must not have any doubts about defending its international interests, nor should it have reverential fears about any partners”.

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