Italy’s Defense Minister reiterates the need for political dialogue in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – Italy’s Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta affirmed on Friday that her country “has not left Libya” and has not “changed its posture” with respect to its support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

Speaking to her country’s joint Foreign and Defense committees of the Senate and Chamber, Trenta also reiterated the need for political dialogue in Libya.

“We need to bring all the parties back to the dialogue,” she said, “this is why it is necessary to talk to everyone and we must do it clearly”.

“History has taught us that peace achieved with weapons, if not supported by creation and the re-establishment of relations between the parties involved, leads immediately to another war. That’s why they keep saying that we need to avoid a weapons-based solution. This is not pacifism. If political dialogue is not reached in Libya, weapons are of little use”.


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