Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Libya’s Haftar arrives in Palermo Conference

  • 12 November 2018 - 22:03
Libya’s Haftar arrives in Palermo Conference

The commander of the self-proclaimed army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, has arrived late today in Palermo to attend the Italy-brokered conference to stitch together a fragmented Libya. Haftar was received by the Italian Prime Minister at the guest reception podium and after a little chat, he...

Libya elections by June 2019, UN envoy tells Reuters at Palermo Conference

  • 12 November 2018 - 15:51
Libya elections by June 2019, UN envoy tells Reuters at Palermo Conference

The UN delegate to Libya hopes another attempt to hold an election will take place by June 2019 after he scrapped a December  2018  plan, but said Libyans should first use a national conference in early 2019 to decide on the poll’s format. Salame was speaking to Reuters before the start...

Italy’s Prime Minister expects Haftar to join Palermo Conference on Libya

  • 12 November 2018 - 11:47
Italy’s Prime Minister expects Haftar to join Palermo Conference on Libya

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte expects Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar to join a two-day conference starting in Palermo on Monday to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise Libya, he was cited as saying by a newspaper. Italian officials were scrambling at the weekend to secure Haftar's...

Turkey sends vice president to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

  • 11 November 2018 - 17:33
Turkey sends vice president to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

Turkey's vice president will be in Italy on Monday to attend an international conference on Libya, according to presidential sources. Fuat Oktay will attend Monday's dinner to be hosted by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and talk to participants in a session of the conference on Tuesday,...

Tunisian President to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

  • 8 November 2018 - 20:45
Tunisian President to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi will participate in the international conference on Libya in Palermo on November 12 and 13, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said. The announcement came in a statement following a meeting between Essebsi and Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. Many other...

Libya’s Haftan discussed Palermo Conference in Rome with Italian officials

  • 29 October 2018 - 21:34
Libya’s Haftan discussed Palermo Conference in Rome with Italian officials

  Libya's Khalifa Haftar, whose self-styled army operates in the country’s east, was in Rome Monday for talks ahead of next month’s Sicily conference on the conflict-hit North African nation.   Italy is trying to convince Haftar to support a crisis resolution plan drawn...

Libya, Italy prime ministers discuss Palermo Conference in Rome

  • 27 October 2018 - 16:10
Libya, Italy prime ministers discuss Palermo Conference in Rome

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday discussed arrangements of the upcoming Palermo conference on Libya, according to the Libyan Prime Minister's information office. The two officials discussed the conference on Libya to be held in...

Italy sends Libyan Navy “Fezzan Boat” as part of maritime cooperation

  • 21 October 2018 - 20:17
Italy sends Libyan Navy “Fezzan Boat” as part of maritime cooperation

The Libyan Naval Force has received a boat from Italian Naval Force (Fezzan Boat) with 14 coastguard personnel from Libya onboard, the spokesman of the navy Ayoub Qassim announced Sunday. Qassim told reporters that he boat is not part of 2008 cooperation agreement, but a boat made in Italy and...

Italian fishing boats seized in east Libya on way back home, Conte says

  • 13 October 2018 - 14:44
Italian fishing boats seized in east Libya on way back home, Conte says

Italy's  Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced Friday that the Libyan authorities have authorized the release of two Italian fishing boats seized in waters near the North African country earlier this week. "I have just had confirmation that the two fishing boats, the Matteo Mazzarino and...

Libya’s eastern navy force seizes Italian fishing boats, detains crewmen

  • 11 October 2018 - 21:01
Libya’s eastern navy force seizes Italian fishing boats, detains crewmen

The Libyan coastguard in eastern Libya, which is under Khalifa Haftar's command, fired shots at Italian fishing boats before seizing the vessels and detaining their crew, Italian media said on Wednesday. The boats, both from Mazara del Vallo in Sicily, came under fire some 29 nautical...