Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah advocated for a shift from a security-focused approach to a developmental approach in dealings between Africa and Europe during his participation in the Italy-Africa Summit held in Rome. 

He emphasised recognising African countries as true partners in international development, which he said would help address critical issues such as migration, political stability, and security, thereby creating a new reality. 

Dbeibah underscored that Libya held the Energy and Economy Summit in Tripoli to enhance its vision for production, a move that would benefit African and European countries. 

The PM highlighted that Africa's significance lies not only in its abundance of natural resources and wealth. To this end, he called for a developmental approach aimed at improving relations with the countries of the continent. 

On the sidelines of the summit, Dbeibah met with his Italian counterpart, Giorgia Meloni, where they discussed economic cooperation, focusing on oil and gas and bilateral trade.

The leaders reviewed developments regarding activating the Friendship Treaty between Libya and Italy, supporting the efforts of the joint committees to resume work on the treaty's terms and to implement projects previously committed to by Italy in Libya.

Furthermore, the two parties discussed developments in security and illegal immigration, ways to enhance Italian interest in the African continent, and coordination to organise more international events in Libya.