Italian FM: Stability is a precondition for elections in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi has reiterated that stability in Libya is necessary to hold elections.

“Stability is the key to the fullfilment of that great merit for democracy, that is, the elections,” the Italian official said in Ambrosetti Economic Forum in Chernobyl, adding, “Government of National Accord (GNA), which is legally recognized, is in a complex situation represented this Libyan scenario, The categories that we naturally apply to our reality are read and analyzed in a different way in Libya.”

“We believe that there is a difficult situation, in which it is important to continue the dialogue with all, and in particular with those representing the institutions recognized by the United Nations,” Milanesi added.

“Libya is living in a serious crisis because there is a conflict situation, but we believe in any case that the work of the United Nations is not only positive, but proved on the ground that it is capable of reaching a result.” Referring to Tripoli clashes truce signed under the auspices of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the Minister said, “The truce, like any other truce, passes through fragile moments, but it is effective, and this shows the will to reach the stability of the country.”

It is noteworthy that, Last month, the Italian Ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Perrone said in a televised interview that Italy does not want elections in Libya at any cost, which sparked angry protests in several Libyan cities denouncing the ambassador televised remarks. Italian flag was burned in such protests in Tripoli, Benghazi, Sebha, and Sabratha.


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