Tuesday 14 January 2020
The Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, hinted at the possibility of sending Italian soldiers to Libya as part of peace monitoring operations in the country.
“We do not exclude at all the obligation to send soldiers to Libya as part of the peace monitoring process,” he told reporters, according to Italian news agency AKI.
Conte confirmed that he will talk about that possibility at the Berlin conference to be held on January 19 to discuss ways to solve the crisis in Libya and reach a political solution.
He added that we will not send Italian soldiers to monitor the ceasefire in Libya “if this is not in safe conditions and in a very clear political context.”
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received today, the Federal Palace of Conte.
Ambassador Bassam Radi, Spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, said that the meeting discussed the Libyan crisis, in light of the imminence of the Berlin conference, where it was agreed on intensifying joint efforts to support the efforts of the political settlement to reach a comprehensive solution to the issue, in a way that restores stability in Libya and supports Its national capabilities and institutions, preserves its territorial integrity and sovereignty, and safeguards its resources.
The statement added that the meeting touched on the latest developments related to the ongoing investigations in the student’s case, “Regeni”, in which the President reiterated Egypt’s quest to reach the truth, stressing full support for the current joint and urgent cooperation between the competent authorities in both Egypt and Italy to uncover the cause of the case .