Italy has announced efforts to send an aid mission to train and aid the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya. On the meantime Britain limited its support to talks in Libya to the UN-sponsored talks, refusing any negotiation efforts outside the year-long UN-sponsored political talks.
The Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, has demanded permit from the United Nations to send an Italian aid mission to help training and supporting the future Libyan Government of National Accord, Renzi announced in Mediterranean Dialogues Conference, MED 2015, on Thursday.
Renzi hoped for Rome international conference on Libya, scheduled to be hold on Sunday, to be a turning point concerning the crisis in Libya. He as well warned of trials of the IS group to gain more foothold in Libya.
Restoring the Libyan state through the national accord, in the near future, was a main concern of the Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, as its installment will curb existence of the IS group in the Libyan lands, he stated to Il Messaggero Italian newspaper.
Mattarella renewed the Italian commitment to reaching a peaceful settlement between Libyan rivals, “we have worked with UN envoy, Bernardino Leon, and are working now with Martin Kobler. We know the solution is in the hands of Libyans” he added.
British ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, said that the participation in Rome conference is a message from the international community to Libyans to push them to reach a political settlement to the conflict.
Millett called on all Libyans to carry out the initial letters signed political agreement. He added that the agreement signed in Skhirat in Morocco is the ideal agreement to settle the Libyan crisis.
He explained that parallel efforts to the political agreement can’t offer help, referring to principal agreement by members of the House of Representatives, HoR, and the General National Congress, GNC, in Tunisia.