Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has called the return of stability to Libya a "priority" for his new government, in a speech Monday before the House of Representatives in Rome.
"My continued and personal commitment to stabilizing Libya underlines the level of priority we attach to this region of the world, which I have visited a lot to encourage fruitful political meetings and relations," Conte said.
“But certainly my personal commitment will not stop at the southern shore of the Mediterranean. In fact, I intend to continue to give maximum attention to Africa, whether by further promoting dialogue at the highest level, or from my role as a translator in Europe for the positive role the continent can play in international dynamics.”
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte formed a new coalition government with the Five-Star Party and the Democratic Party after the collapse of the previous alliance, which included Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.