Italy intends to promote an EU ceasefire mission in Libya

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Italy intends to promote an EU ceasefire mission in Libya

December 25, 2019 - 09:09
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Luigi Di Maio

Italian Foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio has disclosed that Italy is preparing for what he described as a European mission for a ceasefire led by the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Joseph Borrell with EU foreign ministers.

Di Maio expressed concern over the situation in Libya saying that it is witnessing a proxy war similar to what is happening in Syria.

He indicated that his country is part of the ongoing preparations for the Berlin Conference, adding that Italy will nominate a special envoy for Libya in the coming days.

"We had contacts with countries that have influence on the Libyan parties to name the members of the "Libyan-Libyan Conference Committee" prior to the Berlin Conference," Di Maio noted.