Italy Supports New Libyan Premier

The leader of Libya's proposed new Government of National Accord (GNA) made his first visit to Europe on Monday, holding talks with Italy's Premier Matteo Renzi.

Businessman Fayez el-Sarraj has been designated as the head of a 17-member transitional Libyan government which is scheduled to take office in mid-January.

A statement issued by Renzi's office said Renzi had:

"expressed his full confidence in the capacity of the new Libyan authorities to meet the pressing challenges awaiting them, starting with the formation of a government and the construction of an institutional framework based on inclusion and national reconciliation."

(Source: AFP)

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