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Libya – Visit to Tripoli by Undersecretary Amendola for institutional meetings

Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, travelled to Tripoli where the newly installed Libyan Authorities are engaged in a sensitive struggle to stabilise the Country and eradicate the presence of Daesh.

The mission took place only one day after the terrible terrorist attack in Dhaka which revealed that Islamic terrorism is trying to spread its threatening activities at a global level. 

Mr Amendola met with Prime Minister al-Sarraj, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq, Foreign Minister Mohammed Taher Siyalah, the Minister of Transport Milad Matouq, the Minister of Local Governance Badad Gansu Masoud and the President of the State Council Abdulrahman Swehli.

The visit by Undersecretary Amendola – which follows the state visit by Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni last 13 April – represents and important stage in the process to reactivate the bilateral partnership between the two Countries.  

Mr Amendola assured Italy’s support for Libya’s stabilisation process and its interest in assisting the National Unity Government in its effort to create security forces at the service of national Institutions and to protect the population. 

The talks focused on the common commitment against terrorism and Italy’s support to the National Unity Government. Mr Amendola said: “A stable Libya is essential for the security of the Mediterranean and to combat human trafficking. This is why our Country is committed, both at multilateral and bilateral level, to reinforce Libya’s Institutions and security forces, tackle humanitarian emergencies over the whole territory and support the Country’s economic and social stability in this delicate transition phase”. 

Undersecretary Amendola also met with Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of Mission in Libya.

His mission also included representatives of ENAC and ENAV. The Libyan Civil Aviation Authority and ENAV signed a strategic agreement to reactivate and redevelop air navigation at the presence of the Libyan Minister of Transport.

The Undersecretary’s visit paves the way for reinforcing bilateral consultations with Libya in all sectors of activity, from the economic sector to the areas of infrastructure and sanitation, transport and local authorities.