News Agency: Italian Foreign Ministry to hold meeting on Libya Wednesday

News Agency: Italian Foreign Ministry to hold meeting on Libya Wednesday

May 12, 2020 - 18:46
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Italian Foreign Ministry is going to hold a meeting on Libya on Wednesday, according to Aki News Agency, which added that the meeting will be via video conference to follow up on the Berlin conference conclusions.

Meanwhile, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio said arms flow to Libya should stop after the start of the European Union's Operation IRINI to monitor arms embargo in the country.

Di Maio called for commitment to the humanitarian truce and political process in Libya, as per the Berlin follow-up tracks, saying Rome was ready to host the next follow-up meeting, following the first one held in Munich, to help resolve the Libyan conflict.

Several Italian officials expressed dismay at the attacks of Khalifa Haftar's forces on areas near Italian ambassador's residence in Tripoli, saying they were deliberate and spoke of Haftar's weakness and despair.

The member of the Presidential Council Ahmed Mitig criticized Italy's stance regarding Haftar's attack on Tripoli, saying Rome "doesn't know what it wants in Libya and has lost an important ally in the Mediterranean".