The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ABERDEEN – Italy’s attempts to foster stability in Libya have seemingly come to an impasse during the Palermo conference in Sicily, with the EU and other foreign powers attempting to stem the flow of migrants from the country. Sputnik spoke on how the situation could be resolved to Dr Ilia Xypolia, Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at Aberdeen, Sputnik reported.
When Xypolia was asked about how the situation could be resolved, she said: The conflict in Libya is due to personal ambition and the nation’s stolen wealth, both the local political leaders and two governments in Libya and of western leaders. In order for the situation in Libya to improve, the key will be in the arrangement of the natural resources.
All the ongoing initiatives by the Italians and the French are aiming to stabilize to a certain extent the politics in the government, in order to stabilise the oil market and the oil industry.
I would say that the wealth produced by the oil industry needs to stay in the Libyan territory instead of going abroad.