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Italy praises Field Marshal Haftar

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROMA – Italian Foreign Minister, Enzo Moavero Milanese, praised the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter, saying in a press statement after their meeting in Benghazi, “Haftar proved himself to be an open person for dialogue, interested in our country and aware of the role he can play.”

“Our main interlocutor in Libya remains the government legally recognized by the United Nations, led by Fayez al-Sarraj, but Marshal Haftar is an unavoidable interlocutor,” the Minister said.

The Italian Authorities announced yesterday that Foreign Minister Milanese held a “friendly and lengthy” conversation in Benghazi with Marshal Khalifa Haftar, “relaunched the close ties with Italy, in a climate of deep confidence,” the Authorities stated.

“The meeting showed wide convergence between the two men for intensive cooperation and joint commitment to a unified and stable Libya,” a statement by the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

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