Italy says ready to open consulate in eastern Libya

The Italian Ambassador, Giuseppe Perrone, said his country is ready to open a consulate in eastern Libya to facilitate cooperation with the region’s command and to facilitate visa procedures for easterners.

Perrone visited Tobruk on Monday to meet the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agilah Saleh, and other officials and in the region to discuss the latest political and military developments in Libya in general and the east in particular.

The media adviser of the HoR’s Speaker, Fathi Al-Meryami, said the Italian Ambassador met with the Speaker and told him that Italy is prepared to open a consulate in the east to cooperate with the region in security, development and social as well as cultural fields and to facilitate visa procedures for the Libyans.

“Libya’s stability is very important for Italy’s stability and we’re working with all parties to establish peace in the country.” Al-Meryami cited Perrone as saying.

This has been the first visit for an Italian official to the eastern region.

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