Vienna talks on Libya underway, John Kerry meets Al-Serraj ahead of summit

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A conference co-chaired by the United States and Italy is set to start on Monday in the Austrian capital, Vienna. On Sunday, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Saudi Kind Salman to lay the groundwork for the meeting.

Foreign countries will be meeting in Vienna to discuss the expanding threat presented by ISIS in Libya. The country’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is struggling to maintain national security.
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Before the summit starts, John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, met with the Head of the UN-backed GNA’s Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj to discuss the main points regarding situation in Libya.

“A common effort is needed to help the process of bringing stability to Libya,” said Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni ahead of the summit.

The flow of migrants from Libya across the Mediterranean to Europe is also a topic for discussion in Vienna.

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