Italian Ambassador to Libya Gianluca Perrini affirmed to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar that direct flights from Benghazi to Rome will commence soon, according to Haftar's media office on Facebook.

Haftar welcomed Perrini and the accompanying delegation, including Consul General Francesco Saverio De Luigi, to his office in Benghazi's Rajma area on Wednesday, expressing satisfaction with the visit and highlighting the growing neighbourly relations between Libya and Italy.

The talks focused on strengthening bilateral cooperation in economic, commercial, and cultural spheres, as well as the contribution of Italian companies to reconstruction efforts in Libya.

Additionally, both parties deliberated on the importance of coordination to tackle illegal migration, emphasizing the need for practical measures in addressing this issue.