Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini stressed that Europe and Italy aim to help Libya and support stability in the country. "It is not military intervention in any way," he said.
"In southern Libya there is a European and Italian plan to help stabilize the country and not military intervention in any way," Matteo Salvini said in a tweet on Wednesday.
He added: "The West can not export its political model abroad and do not determine the timing of the election of others."
"The agreement with the United States was that the Libyans themselves should be the ones who set dates and ways for their future," he said. "Italy and Libya are talking about human and cultural relations before discussing commercial and military relations."