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Italian Ambassador Grimaldi renews support for Libya's Government of National Accord




Alwasat - Cairo Thu 16 May 2019, 10:00 PM
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Italian Ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Boccino Grimaldi said Italy's position was clear and that it does not support the attack on Tripoli which beagn on April 4th.

This came during a meeting between government of national accord interior minister Fathi Bashagha Thursday morning, in which they discussed security developments and the current situation in the capital Tripoli, according to a statement.

The Italian ambassador confirmed his country's support for the government of national accord "as the legitimate and internationally recognized government," pointing out that "the Italian position is clear and does not support Haftar's attack on the capital, Tripoli."

In a joint statement, Italy and France stressed the importance of an immediate ceasefire in Libya and called for "the resumption of dialogue within the framework of the United Nations plan to allow Libyan citizens to decide their future through democratic elections."

"Improving the situation of the civilian population is a priority and requires a humanitarian truce. The political process must be based on the principles and rules agreed to in the Paris, Palermo and Abu Dhabi conferences, and we assume that all parties are unequivocally distancing themselves from terrorist groups," the statement said.

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