The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel said that there is at present, close cooperation between Rome and Berlin on the Libyan crisis, particularly in the files of holding elections on time and the withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign fighters from Libyan soil.

This came during a joint press conference on Thursday in Rome with the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, who for his part indicated that the current challenge is to ensure the holding of elections, the implementation of the ceasefire and the withdrawal of all foreign forces, stressing that this goal can only be achieved by joint cooperation between member countries of the European Union.