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NATO renews willingness to help build Libya’s security institutions

The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, said they are ready to train Libyan military forces.

Stoltenberg said in a presser after a meeting for NATO defense ministers in Brussels that the alliance wouldn’t reject training Libyan forces and is ready to help the country rebuild its security and military institutions, especially the defense ministry and security apparatuses.

He also said NATO is so keen on the work of the southern command of the alliance that is based in Italy’s Napoli.

No confirmation was made by Stoltenberg on whether NATO will be part of the Sicily conference on Libya on November 12-13.

Meanwhile, Russia announced Thursday that it will be part of the Italian conference on Libya.

Italian Foreign Minister ‎Enzo Moavero Milanesi has stressed that the International Conference on Libya, which will be held in Palermo on 12-13 next month, will not impose any deadline for the elections in Libya, nor will it dictate tasks to the participants.

“The conference will be an opportunity for the people concerned to set a common agenda and identify steps in the course of the political process in Libya،” Italian Foreign Minister explained.

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