Italy’s FM voices support for Al-Sarraj’s initiative to end conflict in Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – Italy’s Foreign Minister, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, has voiced his support for d the initiative launched by Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, to end the two-month long conflict in the Libyan capital.

According to a tweet by the Italian Foreign Ministry, Milanesi confirmed his country’s support for the UN peace efforts led by special envoy Ghassan Salamé and for the initiative of a national conference which was announced today by Al-Sarraj.

Al-Sarraj unveiled on Sunday a seven-point initiative “to resolve the Libyan crisis” during a speech in which he discussed the developments in the country considering what he called “the attack on Tripoli.”

The initiative includes “holding a Libyan national conference, in coordination with the UN mission in Libya, that gathers all the national powers and the people’s representatives from all parts of country,” he said.

According to Al-Sarraj, a road map for the upcoming stage and the establishment of a constitutional base to hold the elections will be agreed upon during the conference.

“The conference will also call upon the UN Security Council and the international community to support its outcomes,” Al-Sarraj added.

Clashes erupted in Tripoli between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and militias of GNA after LNA launched a military operation in the capital on April 4. LNA’s operation aims to eliminate militias and terrorist groups that dominated the capital since 2011.

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