Italy’s foreign minister visits Libya


Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has paid a short trip to Tripoli, the Libyan capital to meet Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

According to the GNA in a statement that the meeting focused on foreign intervention in Libya and a European naval mission that enforces an arms embargo.

Both men also discussed Italian help with mine clearing in Tripoli, a blockade of oil exports by eastern Libyan forces and migration.

Di Maio last visited Libya in January.

Libya was plunged into crisis in the 2011 uprising that toppled and later killed longtime dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi.

On Tuesday, the Arab League called for the withdrawal of foreign forces in Libya and urged talks on ending the conflict in the north African country.


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