"Libya is still a very important for Italy, given its proximity to our coasts," Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi told reporters on the sidelines of the first diplomatic forum of the University of Louis in Rome, stressing that "dialogue with all concerned parties is essential for peace in this country."
Milanesi added that "the ongoing war in Libya worries us," adding that his country "feels responsible towards the Libyan population due to geographic connectivity and migration issue, even if there is no increase in the number of refugees from the country at the moment."
The Italian minister stressed that his country "maintains a comprehensive dialogue with all parties, but the government that we recognize is the one recognized by the international community, namely the government of Fayez Al-Sarraj" pointing out that "the process of calm and stability requires dialogue with all parties."
"We can not do otherwise, if we want to encourage the peace process and stability," Milanesi said, adding that Italy attaches great importance to the situation in Libya and is concerned about the ongoing war there.
On Wednesday, the Italian Senate will held a symposium on Libya's civil war, the naval blockade and the defense of the border in the face of the threat of displacement, to assess possible scenarios for Libya.