French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will arrive in Rome on Wednesday, to meet his counterpart Luigi Di Maio, to discuss the Libyan crisis, Italian news agency Aki said.
Le Drian's visit to Rome coincides with Italy's opening of its borders nearly three months after the closure, he is the first foreign government official to visit Italy after it declared a state of health emergency due to the pandemic.
Aki indicated that the Libyan crisis will lead the discussions, in addition to other international issues such as Iraq, Iran, Syria and the African Sahel region, bilateral relations and issues related to European Union policies during the post coronavirus crisis period.
The French minister’s visit to Rome is preceded by a meeting of Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin next Friday.
The Italian Foreign Ministry said that a phone conversation took place today between De Maio and Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, that focused on the Libyan crisis, which is witnessing intensive diplomatic activity in preparation for the resumption of the dialogue process under the auspices of the United Nations.