Italian Foreign Minister to Visit Libya

Italy has now announced that its Foreign Affairs Minister, Giulio Terzi (pictured), will visit the Libya on 6th November.

Libya Herald reports that the visit is intended to confirm the Italian Government's support for the "consolidation of Libyan institutions and society", and to further enhance relations between the two countries.

The Italian foreign ministry said that the Minister's visit to Tripoli falls within the framework of the intense bilateral relations between the two countries developed along the guidelines set up by the Tripoli Declaration that was signed on 21st January on the occasion of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's visit to Tripoli.

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs added:

"Italy is confident that the new (Libyan) Government, whose legitimacy comes from the people’s will expressed on the occasion of the general elections held on July 7, will take further action to complete the reform process in the sectors of economy, institution building and security, according to the expectations of the Libyan people, to whom Italy feels so close."

(Source: Libya Herald)

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