Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni stressed on Saturday, the importance of Libya to Italy, pointing to the “critical and very important role" that the UAE can play in stabilizing Libya, as well as the Italian government's plan called the "Mattei Plan" for Africa.

This came her meeting with the President of the UAE, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, reviewing the strategic partnership between Italy and the UAE.

The UAE could have a decisive role in some files of concern to Italy, such as achieving stability in Libya and resolving financial difficulties in Tunisia, Meloni said.