Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has reiterated his country's support for the stability and peace in Libya, stressing his commitment to continue cooperation with all parties during the stages ahead.
Hosting the head of Libya's High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, in Rome, Di Maio highlighted the need to reach a consensus on the constitutional and legal basis and to ratify the electoral law to ensure elections take place as scheduled.
He also stressed the importance of preserving the results achieved by the 5 + 5 Joint Military Committee, most notably, the reopening of the coastal road Sirte-Misrata and the release of prisoners.
The top Italian diplomat called for the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement, starting with the withdrawal of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya.
Speaking on the Libyan reconciliation process, Di Maio mentioned, in particular, the reconciliation process in the Fezzan region and vowed to provide support in this regard. He further touched on the importance of approving a unified budget for the year 2021.
Di Maio indicated that such a step is necessary for the government to go ahead with the reform and development agenda and to improving social conditions and re-launching economic activities.