Nigeria to receive two helicopter gunships before December – Air chief

19/11/2019 – The Nigerian Air Force will before December 2019 take delivery of two helicopter gunships from Italy which will be deployed to complement the air power in various operations across the country. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria to receive two helicopter gunships before December – Air chief »

US National Security Adviser and Italian Foreign Minister Discuss Security Situation in Libya

18/11/2019 – Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien have discussed security situation developments in Libya. According to a statement carried by the Italian news agency ‘Nova’, the two sides discussed Middle East, Libya, terrorism and bilateral relations.

Nova quoted Italian Foreign Minister as saying ‘Italy will host a meeting for Libya’s neighbouring countries on Dec.1, indicating that the meeting will be held on the margins of the Mediterranean Dialogue Forum which will be held from 5th to 7th of the same month. The Italian Minister disclosed steps that Italy was taking which included easing the intensity of conflict which could lead to a ceasefire, and resuming the UN-led political process through the UN Special Envoy Ghasan Salama.

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Libya / Italy – Al-Sarraj visits Rome to discuss Libya’s conflict

18/09/2019 – The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj is visiting Italy’s capital, Rome, on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments of the Libyan crisis with the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Continuer à lire … « Libya / Italy – Al-Sarraj visits Rome to discuss Libya’s conflict »

Italy/Niger Agreement Made Public Thanks to Freedom of Information Law #Military #Arms

2019/15/02 – The Italian organisations CILD, ASGI and Rete Disarmo have succeeded in their bid to be granted access to the content of an agreement concluded between Italy and Niger, despite opposition from the Italian government.

The three associations held a joint press conference on 6 February after winning their battle to access the content of the agreement. Continuer à lire … « Italy/Niger Agreement Made Public Thanks to Freedom of Information Law #Military #Arms »

Libya – Italian PM regrets Turkey’s withdrawal from Libya conference

2018/14/11 – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said yesterday that he regretted Turkey’s withdrawal from the Libya conference.

« I feel sorry that Turkey’s Vice President Fuat Oktay left the conference. I read his remarks and I didn’t see anything negative about Italy. We must admit that there may be special sensitivities in such decisions, » Conte told reporters after the event in a news conference. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Italian PM regrets Turkey’s withdrawal from Libya conference »

Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence

2018/12/11 – Rival Libyan factions and international delegations have arrived in the Italian city of Palermo for a two day conference focused on uniting the country’s institutions and preparing for a national election. Continuer à lire … « Libya conference kicks off in Italy despite Haftar’s absence »

Libya / Russia – Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

2018/09/11 – Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu met with the Libyan commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media reported.

Shoigu and Haftar discussed the Libyan crisis and the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Russian news agencies said, citing a defense ministry statement.

Italy will host an international conference on Libya on Nov. 12 and 13, which Haftar will attend, Italy has said.

Haftar’s office has not confirmed his attendance yet, but said the meeting in Moscow had covered ways to end Libya’s crisis and the fight against terrorism.

Libyan Express / Sahel-Elite Photo : Parts of Haftar’s visit to Russia (Social Media)