The Italian capital Rome hosted a meeting on Friday with the Mayors of southern Libyan municipalities to discuss efforts in combating illegal immigration.

A spokesman for the Italian Interior Ministry, who hosted the meeting, stated that the meeting, which was not announced in advance, was sponsored by the Interior Minister Marco Minetti.

On the 22nd of May, Italy also held a meeting which included representatives of the southern tribes and a representative of the UN proposed government as part of efforts to combat illegal immigration.