Libyan National Army commander-in-chief, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, discussed with Italian intelligence chief Gennaro Vecchioni the strengthening of relations between Libya and Italy, and cooperation in the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration.
The General Command said in a statement on its Facebook page that the visit by Vecchioni and his accompanying delegation on Thursday comes as part of the implementation of issues discussed during the talks held between Haftar and Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte in Benghazi earlier.
The Italian delegation affirmed its full support for the stability of Libya and the political process in preparation for the holding of elections at the end of this year, stressing support for the efforts of the Joint Military Committee, the unification of institutions in Libya, and the efforts sponsored by the United Nations to resolve the crisis.
Haftar praised Italy's efforts "to stand with the Libyan people in their fight against terrorism and to support their political and economic stability."
On December 7, Conte and his foreign minister Luigi Di Maio traveled to Benghazi on a surprise visit, which resulted in the release of Italian fishermen who were being held in the city.