Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has warned of the grave consequences that may arise if the elections in Libya fail.

Italy's top diplomat raised the issue during a meeting with his American counterpart, Anthony Blinken, at a security meeting in Bordeaux, France.

The two officials exchanged notes on several regional files, including developments in Libya.

Di Maio expressed fears of a new round of violence in Libya that might generate a fresh wave of uncontrolled migration flows, which "Italy can not bear."

For his part, Blinken praised Italy's efforts in supporting stability in the region, including Libya and Ethiopia.