Italian FM to discuss Libya file in Egypt after trips to Turkey and Tunisia

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 19 Jan 2023, 01:36 AM
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Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani will visit Egypt for two days, starting Saturday, according to Italy's Agenzia Nova.

The announcement of Tajani’s visit came during a press conference with Italian businessmen in Tunisia where Tajani said, “Stability in Libya means stopping irregular migration flows, including from Libya to Tunisia," and from the latter to the southern coasts of Italy.

He added, "I will be in Egypt this weekend. We want to talk to all the interlocutors who play a leading role" in the region.

Tajani discussed the Libyan file in Turkey before his trip to Tunisia.

The Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, had previously affirmed Italy's keenness to strengthen the bonds of bilateral cooperation with Egypt, in a way that opens horizons for building and achieves the common interests of the two friendly countries and peoples.

Last November, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry headed to Italy in a bilateral visit that aimed to support and enhance the Egyptian-Italian relations, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

During his visit, Shoukry attended the 2022 Rome MED Mediterranean Dialogues.

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