Field Marshal Haftar meets with Italy’s intelligence chief in Benghazi

BENGHAZI – Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), received on Thursday a senior Italian delegation led by the Head of the country’s intelligence, General Gennaro Vecchione.

According to a statement by LNA, both sides discussed “aspects of cooperation between Libya and Italy and strengthening relations between the two parties”

The interlocutors also discussed “means of cooperation on the issues of combating terrorism, illegal immigration and the measures to be taken by the two parties to deal with such issues.”

For its part, the Italian delegation affirmed Italy’s full support for Libya’s stability and support for the political process in preparation for holding elections at the end of this year.

It also stressing support for the efforts of the 5 + 5 military committee, unifying institutions in Libya and the efforts sponsored by the United Nations to resolve the crisis.


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