Dabeiba meets with Italian FM to examines mutual cooperation and investment

Libya's Prime Minister met with Italy's Foreign Minister to discuss a number of bilateral issues and ways to increase cooperation between the two countries

The official visit by the high ranking Italian official comes just days following the reopening of the coastal road. [Photo: GNU]

The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdelhamid Dabeiba, and the Cabinet of Ministers welcomed Italy’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, who arrived in Libya today at the head of a sizable Italian delegation.

The meeting, attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Najla Al-Mangoush, the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, and the Head of Government, Adel Juma, discussed a variety of bilateral issues.

Following the meeting, an extensive session between the Libyan and Italian sides will be held to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries, as well as to coordinate positions on several regional and international topics of mutual interest, according to the Information Office of the Government of National Unity.

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, in an earlier statement upon arrival, hailed the coastal road’s inauguration, saying that this visit comes only days after the road’s opening, highlighting the importance of this significant milestone.

The Italian Minister also emphasized his country’s readiness to collaborate and work with Libya in a variety of economic, commercial, and other sectors, especially in Libya’s south.

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