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Russia intends aiding Italy in dealing with Libya

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The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, expressed his country’s readiness to aid Italy in installing stability in Libya.

Lavrov said in a press conference in Rome that Russia understands the importance of the Libyan crisis to Italy, given the Geographical positions and shared history.

“Sirte could turn into Al-Raqqa affiliated, this is very worrying”, Lavrov said given the existence of the Islamic State (IS) affiliates and other local armed groups.

Lavrov talked following arrival to Rome to take part in the Mediterranean conference.

A ministerial level conference concerning Libya will be held in Rome next Sunday. Lavrov is scheduled to attend besides, the American Foreign Minister, the EU foreign affairs representative, and representatives of 15 to 20 countries; as well as the permanent member states of Security Council, and the United Nations special envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler.

Italy is amongst the most affected European countries, with Libya’s political and security vacuum, and the illegal migration influx that are launched from Libya towards Europe through the Mediterranean.