The Special Envoy for Libya of the Italian Foreign Ministry, Nicola Orlando, has stated that the Libya-Sahel conference on cross-border cooperation organized by the European Union's Special Envoy for the Sahel, Emanuela del Re was an important step forward in the EU cooperation with the region in combating terrorism, human and other illegal trafficking, and in support of sustainable development.

“I was honored to meet with deputy of the Presidential Council, Musa Al-Koni to congratulate him on his crucial contribution and to confirm Italy’s commitment to the region’s stability and development, starting with the urgent relaunch of the political process led by the UN envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, in Libya”, Orlando tweeted.

The Italian envoy congratulated the head of the mission to help manage the borders in Libya, Natalina Cea, and the co-organizers of the event, expressing the hope that it will soon witness a concrete and fruitful follow-up.