The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ROME – Members of the Italian parliament demanded that their government take action regarding the return of Italy’s ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, Italian news agency Aki reported on Friday.
Former Defense Minister, Senator Roberta Pinotti, and Senator Pier Ferdinando Casini have filed a Senate request for Foreign Minister, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, to explain to the Senate of the Republic “whether the government intends in a timely manner to confirm Perrone as an ambassador to Libya and bring him back to Tripoli, or whether it will nominate a new ambassador in Libya.”
The two Senators noted that the Italian government should “take into account the fact that our diplomatic mission has remained for months without leadership,” and that “the continuing ambiguity with which to take a decision in this regard would cause serious damage to our international credibility”.
Perrone was sent back to Italy on August 10th and since then he has not returned to Libya. His departure came following his comments on the Libyan elections which were widely condemned by Libya’s political and social circles and sparked mass demonstrations across the country.