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Libya: statement signed tonight is the first result of the mediation conducted by Bernardino Leon with the support of Italy and of the international community, says Gentiloni

“The statement signed tonight by the Libyan members taking part in the dialogue facilitated by the United Nations and who report to the Chamber of Representatives of Tobruk, Misurata and Zintan and to the independents, is the first result of the mediation conducted by Bernardino Leon with the support of Italy and of the international community. I now hope that by Monday [6 July 2015] the agreement is also signed by the representatives of the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli”, said Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

“Libya needs a broad-based agreement to launch its reconstruction in security”, added Gentiloni. “Refusing to accept this responsibility would be grave. In the immediate future Italy will multiply its efforts to ensure that a unified position is reached rapidly on the political agreement submitted by the United Nations”, concluded the Minister.