Libya has entered a decisive stage on its path towards stability through an important institutional transition, Italy's Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio has said, emphasizing that this was achieved by the great efforts of the international community.

Di Maio clarified in a joint press conference with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian that the Libyan file was a focus of discussions during their meeting.

The Italian top diplomat called for another meeting between Italian and French intelligence on this file, according to the Italian news agency.