Italian NOVA news agency said Italian Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, made a surprise visit to Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday.

NOVA said the Italian Chief met with the Libyan Chief of General Staff, Mohammed Al-Haddad. No further details were provided.

Italy's Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini said last week in a presser that his country was following the situation in Libya closely and hoped elections would be held on time as part of the roadmap that is supported by the international community.