Italian exports to Libya have dropped from 15 billion euros to 2 billion euros
Italy's top Diplomat recalls that Italy and Libya had over 15 billion euros worth of trade pre-war and assures that his government is invested to reinstate that same figure and more
Italy has reaffirmed, through Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, that it is working on a 360-degree scale to reestablish business with Libya.
Minister Di Maio stated Tuesday at an event “This would not have been achieved if it had not been for two years of Italian work in favour of the peace process.”
“We now have a government that wants more Italian presence in Libya, and we will answer to that desire,” he continued.
According to the Italian news agency Aki, Di Maio noted that “pre-war Libya had 15 billion euros of export activity from Italy, and today we are only 2 billion euros after ten years of tensions.”
However, the head of Italian diplomacy stated, “We can restore this margin, even from the perspective of the South.”
“It is a platform overlooking the Mediterranean Sea that can attract investment,” the Italian Foreign Minister said.
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