The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ROME – “The exiled Libyans will always remain in the national memory, and we will never forget what happened to the people of Libya,” said Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord GNA, Fayez al-Sarraj, on the occasion of the 107th anniversary of the exile of large numbers of Libyans to the Italian islands by the Italian colonizer.
“Libya and Italy have already signed a joint declaration in 1998 that included investigating the fate of the exiled Libyans,” al-Sarraj added.
He explained that Italy had shown its understanding and interest in this demand, stressing that he will work together with Italian friends in order to clear the mystery surrounding this issue.
Al-Sarraj arrived in Rome on Friday to prepare for the Palermo conference on Libya. During the visit, he met with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to discuss bilateral relations and a number of other issues of mutual interest.
It is noteworthy that Italy began exiling large numbers of Libyans to the Italian islands, on October 26, 107 years ago.