Italy Ready to Cooperate With Russia on Libyan Crisis Resolution - FM
Foreign Minister said that Italy is ready to cooperate with Russia on Libya, as Moscow's role in solving the crisis in the war-torn country is vitally important.
Alfano noted that the situation in Libya might have an impact on the migration flow and security situation in the region.
Libya has been in a state of turmoil since 2011, when a civil war began in the country and its longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown. The Government of National Accord, formed with the support from the United Nations and Europe and headed by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, operates in the country’s west, including the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The eastern authorities act independently from the west, cooperating with the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar, which fights against the Daesh terrorist group. The country’s eastern regions are governed by the elected parliament headquartered in the city of Tobruk.