Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah says his government wants to end this prolonged transitional period, but there is a need for fair electoral laws that include all Libyans without exception.

"If these laws were passed today, we will go to elections tomorrow,” Dbeibah told the Italian news agency, Nova.

The PM, who is visiting Rome, said that his government's plan is clear, "supporting the High National Elections Commission and safeguarding voters and the electoral process.

"Many are trying to extend the transition period in any way while we say: Let's go to elections."

Speaking on the relations with Italy, Dbeibah lauded his Italian counterpart, PM Georgia Meloni, for taking Libya's problems at face value, as he put it.

"I appreciated Meloni's visit, accompanied by a large delegation in January, who chose Libya as her first overseas stop to discuss highly important issues."

He pledged to help Italy prepare for the international conference on immigrants to be held in Rome soon, stressing support for every effort aimed at stopping the flow of migrants, whom he said many have lost their lives during their journey at sea.

"Illegal immigration flows from Africa to Europe exceed Libya's capabilities, Dbeobah said, indicating that what happened in the past decade created fragility in managing large migration movements from the south.

The PM noted that Libya views the illegal immigration issue as a national problem in the first place, as the ongoing smuggling activities related to illegal immigration are harming the Libyan society and the country.

"We agreed with Italy to bring this issue to the attention of the European Union at the end of the month, we must share or at least express our concerns to Europe," the PM explained.