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Al-Sarraj in Italy for first European visit

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The Libyan Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Sarraj’s first visit to Europe has landed in Italy on Monday. Both Prime Ministers discussed the anticipated steps to tackle illegal migration and fighting terrorism in addition to Italy’s assistance to Libya.

The Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, expressed his full confidence in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) in reaching reconciliation and building inclusive institutions.

The visit is Al-Sarraj’s first trip to Europe after signing the political agreement in Skhirat on 17th December.

Renzi expressed his country’s readiness to support Libya, in accordance with international community and on the demand of the Libyan government, to restore services, build strong base for economic development, and achieving stability, a statement added.

The Libyan deputy Prime Minister, Mosa Al-Koni and the Italian Foreign Minister also attended the meeting in Rome.

Al-Sarraj welcomed the technical and advisory support within the government work plan and respecting state’s sovereignty. He also demanded reactivating the mutual cooperation agreement signed in 2008; he also welcomed the Italian embassy back to Tripoli once the government is settled there.