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Italian, Algerian FMs hold talks on Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ROME – The situation in Libya, the state of bilateral relations and immigration were the themes at the center of the meeting on Thursday in Rome between Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio, and his Algerian counterpart, Sabri Boukadoum.

According to a statement by the Italian Foreign Ministry,  the two chief diplomats examined bilateral dossiers of strategic interest and some international and regional issues, on which there is a strong consonance of views, starting with the Libyan crisis.

Di Maio and Boukadoum shared their concern about the situation on the ground in Libya and the external interference in the war-torn country.

Di Maio reiterated the urgency of appointing a new special representative of the United Nations, underlining that the only credible way for peace remains that of an inclusive intra-Libyan agreement negotiated under the auspices of the UN.

Recalling how stability in Libya and the Sahel is a strategic priority for Italy and Europe, Di Maio finally expressed appreciation for the efforts made by Algeria in the fight against terrorism and for the strengthening of the institutions of the Sahel countries, in order to combat the root causes of instability in the region.

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