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NATO says it’s ready to support Libya but there is no unanimity for it

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ROME – The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, told reporters on Friday, following his participation at the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference in Rome, that NATO is ready for to provide support in Libya but there is no unanimity among allied countries for such support.

“NATO has been ready for a long time to provide support to Libya. We want to help establish institutions, we want to build civil and military structures, so that the State in Libya can work. We have not yet done so, because not all the allied countries support this idea.” Stoltenberg said without specifying which countries are in agreement and which are against it.

Stoltenberg praised Italy for its role in Libya and he “congratulated” it for hosting the conference on Libya which was held in Palermo two weeks ago.

He said that the Palermo conference on Libya “was a very important initiative and I congratulate Italy.” He added, “we need these initiatives to make progress on a peace settlement negotiated in Libya and I also believe in non-military commitments to resolve crises in the world as in Libya.”

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