Italian foreign affairs minister Alfano speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York - REUTERS
CAIRO – 29 September 2017: Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano stated on Friday that there is no room for military solutions on the crisis with Libya, according to the Italian News Agency Aki.
Alfano reiterated his country's commitment to the road map proposed by UN Secretary-General Ghassan Salama, in his meeting with the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli.
Alfano stressed that the Italian interest in this meeting comes within the framework of Italy’s efforts to unit Libya.
From his part, Sarraj stressed that the relations between Italy and Libya are distinguished, hailing Italy’s support for the national reconciliation government and its efforts to overcome Libya's current crisis and encourage dialogue among all political parties.
Alfano expressed his satisfaction at the effective cooperation between Rome and Tripoli on managing migration flows, during a meeting with the Libyan Foreign Minister, Mohamed Sayala, in New York on the sidelines of the EU foreign ministers' meeting on Libya,
Italian officials had urged Libyan army commander Khalifa Hafter to "contribute effectively" to the UN effort to stabilize Libya, and ruled out any military solution to end Libya's chaos.
Hafter met in Rome on Tuesday with the Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti as part of Italy's efforts to stabilize its former colony and stem the flow of migrants to Europe.