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Italian newspaper: Buccino will replace Perrone as Italy’s ambassador to Libya

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ROME – Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano reported on Wednesday that Italy’s Council of Ministers has appointed Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi as the new Italian diplomatic representative in Tripoli, in place of Giuseppe Perrone, who will go to Tehran, according to the newspaper.

Born in Naples 57 years ago, graduated in law, Buccino entered the diplomatic career in 1988, holding positions, among others, in Beirut , Brussels, Doha. His first job as an ambassador was in Libya from September 2011 to February 2015.

Late November, Italy’s Foreign Minister, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, told his country’s Chamber of Deputies, that Perrone’s return is “urgent” and “to be resolved in the shortest time” without providing any further details.

“The question of the presence of the head of mission is urgent and to be solved quickly. The government is already doing all the appropriate assessments in order to take this decision as soon as possible.” Milanesi said.

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.

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