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Italy and GNA discuss security training & defense cooperation

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Italian ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino, and Italian military attaché, Patricio Rabalino, met on Sunday with Undersecretary of Defense of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Owida Najim.

During the meeting, both sides discussed security training for GNA’s officers and defense cooperation. Najem called on the Italian government to support Libya after the latter’s assumption of the 5 + 5 Defense Initiative Presidency for 2019.

Buccino  emphasized the need to take advantage of Libya’s presidency of the 5 + 5 Defense Initiative this year, by increasing joint action, especially in the maritime field.

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