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)

Italian Foreign Minister calls for active role of Russia and US in Palermo Conference

2018/28/10 – Italian Foreign Minister, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, said that his country depends on the active participation of Russia and the United States in the Palermo Conference to be held next November on the Libyan crisis. Continuer à lire … « Italian Foreign Minister calls for active role of Russia and US in Palermo Conference »

BP, Eni to start exploratory drilling in Libya in first quarter of 2019

2018/16/11 – British Petroleum and its Italian partner Eni are expected to start exploratory drilling in Libya early in the first quarter of 2019, according to the chairman of the country’s National Oil Company Mustafa Sanallah. Continuer à lire … « BP, Eni to start exploratory drilling in Libya in first quarter of 2019 »

Libya/Italy – Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli

2018/09/15 – The commander of the Libyan self-styled army Khalifa Haftar asked the Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Milanesi, when the two met near Benghazi earlier this week, to change the current ambassador in Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, after discussions with French intelligence, a source close to Haftar told Libyan Express.
 
The source – an MP in Tobruk – said the request was last Monday in the meeting the two men held in Rajma, where Haftar insisted Perrone must go so his relations with Italy can become more close.
 

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Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi

2018/09/11 – Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi held talks in Libya on Monday with Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar.

The meeting in Benghazi was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, said the ministry.

The two men « had a long and cordial conversation which relaunched close relations with Italy, in a climate of consolidated trust, » the foreign ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi »