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Haftar and Conte discuss support for UN envoy and Palermo Conference

The commander of the self-styled army in Libya, Khalifa Haftar, met with the Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte on Thursday in Rome.

According to Italian government’s press releases, Haftar and Conte held follow-up discussions of the Palermo Conference for Libya of last November and reiterated the support for the UN envoy Ghassan Salame.

“This is part of our stance to support stability in Libya.” The Italian government said.

The unannounced visit by Haftar to Rome comes three weeks after Palermo Conference for Libya, which was held on November 12-13.

Upon arriving in Italy on Wednesday, reports said the visit was confidential and he was to meet with the US ambassador to Tunisia – a US official tasked to monitor Libya’s crisis.

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