Haftar meets with Italian PM Meloni and ministers of defense, interior and foreign affairs in Rome

Alwasat Staff Thu 04 May 2023, 07:33 PM
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Libyan National Army Commander, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, met with the Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni, and the ministers of defense, interior and foreign affairs in Rome, according to an announcement by his media office on Thursday.

The General Command's media office stated on its Facebook page that Haftar is visiting Rome, accompanied by a delegation from the General Command, without providing any further details about the visit.

The Italian news agency AKI quoted sources in Rome as saying that Meloni's meeting with Haftar "was an opportunity to exchange views on basic issues of common concern, including the unprecedented growth of migration across the Mediterranean waters towards Italy."

The sources added that the meeting that took place this morning at Chigi Palace was also "to confirm Italian support for the United Nations' work in Libya in revitalizing the political process, which aims to hold presidential and parliamentary elections by the end of 2023."

The sources also indicated that Meloni reviewed with Haftar the "destabilized situation in Libya and neighboring countries," where Meloni expressed "particular concern" about the current conflict in Sudan between the army and the Rapid Support Forces.

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