Minister of Local Government, Milad Al-Taher on Tuesday held a meeting with the Italian Ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino, and his deputy, Walter de Martino.

The two parties discussed joint cooperation programs and the implementation of the Solidarity Bridge 2 program, which is concerned with providing support to a number of municipalities, according to the Ministry of Local Government page on Facebook.

The meeting also touched upon the agreement signed in 2010 between Libya's Municipal Guard and the Italian National Municipalities Association, and the possibility of activating it.

Officials on both sides stressed the need to involve the United Nations Office for Project Services in all joint efforts, as well as holding a series of technical meetings to coordinate and consult on ways to enhance bilateral cooperation with regard to joint programs in the coming period.