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Salvini: Italy is working to ensure situation doesn’t worsen in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – Italy is working to ensure that things do not get worse in Libya, said Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters, Salvini added that “we hope that all Western countries will do the same and there is no one, like in the past, plays the war for economic interests.”

On Thursday Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, told his country’s Chamber of Deputies that he had met with an envoy from the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and discussed with him the latest developments in Tripoli.

This comes days after the Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a military operation  in Tripoli to push back against militias and terror groups which dominated the capital since the overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Conte stressed that the Italian Embassy in Tripoli “will continue to operate and our interests on the ground are equally protected, we naturally monitor the security conditions in the country every hour.”

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