Italian PM Conte calls for cease-fire during Haftar's visit

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 16 May 2019, 09:50 PM
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said he and Marshal Khalifa Haftar "spoke for a long time" on Thursday during a meeting in Conte's office at Chigi palace in Rome, in which Conte "expressed Italy's concern for the situation" in Libya.

"We want a ceasefire and we trust in the way of politics as a solution" to the crisis in the country, Conte said.

When asked by journalists if Haftar reassured Italy on an end to the conflict, Conte reiterated, "we spoke for a long time".

Haftar has launched an offensive on Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj's UN-backed government in Tripoli. The Conte-Haftar meeting on Thursday lasted for two hours.

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