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After the Abu Dhabi meeting, Conte hopes it’s “the right time” for an agreement in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – Italy’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said on Thursday that he is “carefully following” the recent developments regrading the Libyan dossier and said that he hopes that “this is the right time” for an agreement in the country.

“We hope it will be the right time, I say it with all the cautions of the case, let’s cross our fingers,” Conte told reporters outside the presidential palace of Palazzo Chigi.

On Wednesday, a UN-sponsored meeting was held in Abu Dhabi and was attended by Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

According to UN Mission in Libya, both sides “agreed on the need to end the transitional phase through general elections”.

Conte said the agreement was “well received by both Al-Sarraj and Haftar”. However, he affirmed due to the delicate situation of the Libyan crisis, the agreement needs to “wait to be welcomed by all the other stockholders, by all the actors.”

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