Italy's PM Draghi visits Libya to rebuild friendship

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After met in Tripoli on Tuesday his Libyan counterpart Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, Italy's PM Mario Draghi said that it was time for two Mediterranean countries to rebuild their friendship, ANSA reported.

The new UN-backed unity government took office last month with a mandate to improve services and prepare for a national election in December.

"It is a unique moment for Libya," Draghi said during his first trip to a foreign country as the head of the Italian government. "There is a government of national unity legitimized by parliament that is proceeding on the path of national reconciliation”, he stressed.

Draghi said that the two leaders spoke about cooperation in the infrastructure, energy, health and cultural fields. He pointed out that a condition for cooperation to move forward was that the ceasefire in the North African country continues.


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