Muhammad Menfi, Head of the Presidential Council (PC), received, on Sunday the Italian ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino, to discuss political and security developments in Libya.

A statement by the PC head media office said Menfi stressed the need for concerted efforts to achieve comprehensive national reconciliation.

"The PC is committed to the task assigned to it at this stage to meet the aspirations of the Libyan people, by holding parliamentary and presidential elections, according to a consensual framework."

For his part, the Italian ambassador affirmed that his country remains focused on the developing situation in Libya and emphasized support for the PC's efforts to achieve stability that would lead to national elections.