Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte welcomed the efforts made in the Libyan political track under the auspices of the United Nations, which reached agreement on legislative and presidential elections, stressing during his reception of Presidential Council leader Fayez Al-Sarraj "the importance of meeting the deadline for their holding in December 2021."
Al-Sarraj and Conte agreed Friday during talks in the Italian capital Rome "to overcome obstacles to the return of Italian companies to resume their activities in Libya, and the talks also addressed joint programs on illegal immigration," according to a statement issued by the media office of the Presidential Council.
The Italian prime minister stressed "Italy's interest in developing relations with Libya, and its full interest in achieving security and stability in cooperation and coordination with its allies and European partners."
Al-Sarraj expressed his "appreciation for Italy's position in support of the democratic path" and explained that "the Government of National Accord has harnessed all possibilities to enable the High Electoral Commission to succeed". He reiterated that " the success of the solution tracks depends largely on stopping negative external interventions in the Libyan affairs."
The two sides agreed to activate the friendship and partnership agreements between the two countries.