Italy willing to train Libyan army if GNA requested, said Gentiloni

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Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, said on Monday that his country is ready to provide training sessions for Libyan army officers if this was requested by the Tripoli government and acquired the agreement of the Italian parliament.

The minister said that his country will consider it if it was asked to train the regular forces in Libya, which he considered as a crucial uneasy task.

Gentiloni added that if his country’s help was a request, it would discuss the issue in the parliament.

Gentiloni underlined the importance of achieving stability in Libya to ensure a sustainable government, to weaken the Islamic State group and to prevent the influx of immigrants.

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