Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio reiterated Italy’s intention to support Libya in its transitional stage and necessary procedures needed to achieve fair and honest national elections later this year.
Murtaza Karanfil, chairman of the Turkey-Libya Business Council of the Council on Foreign Economic Relations (DEIK), stated that the blockage this week of the Suez Canal once again revealed the importance of Libya in terms of Turkey’s exports to Africa.
In a meeting between Libya’s new transport minister Mohamed Shahubi and Italy’s ambassador to Libya Buccino Grimaldi, the two agreed that reopening European airspace to Libya is of vital importance.
As promised by French President Emmanuel Macron on 23 March during the visit to Paris by Libya’s Presidency Council head Mohamed Menfi and his Deputy Musa Koni, the French embassy in Tripoli reopened today.
The Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi reiterated Thursday Cairo’s full support for the new executive authority in Libya in all fields at bilateral, regional and international circles, saying it is important to have mutual coordination at this stage.
The European Union’s (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, spoke with the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, and welcomed the efforts and determination of the Government of National Unity (GNU) to restore national unity and open a chapter of peace and reconciliation for Libya.
The foreign ministers of France, Germany and Italy were in Tripoli to meet their Libyan counterpart Thursday in a show of support for the war-torn country’s newly formed unity government.
Buried in a new report by the United Nations Panel of Experts on Libya comes disturbing news about recent transfers of internationally banned antipersonnel landmines. The report shows that antipersonnel mines manufactured in Russia were likely brought into Libya in the 2018-2019 despite an arms embargo.
Libya’s new unity government on Thursday called for the “immediate” withdrawal of all foreign mercenaries, in a call backed by the visiting top diplomats of France, Germany, and Italy.
U.S. embassy operations opening in Libya ‘‘as soon as the security situation permits’’: U.S. State Department
The U.S. will reopen its embassy in Tripoli ‘‘as soon as the security situation permits’’, it was revealed on Tuesday.