Italian Agency: Italy's prime minister to meet with Sisi on Jan. 14

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Mon, 13 Jan 2020 - 10:24 GMT

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte - AFP

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte - AFP

CAIRO - 13 January 2020: The Italian agency Nova confirmed that Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will visit Egypt on Monday to meet with President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, within the framework of Rome's mediation efforts to solve the Libyan crisis.

The agency noted that Conte is also visiting Turkey on Monday, Jan. 13 before heading to Egypt, where he will meet with Turkish President RecepTayyipErdogan. The two sides are set to discuss the Libyan file.

Erdoganearlier announced sending soldiers to support Fayez al-Sarraj government in Tripoli, while the Libyan National Army took control of the city of Sirte and is now focusing on Misrata.

For his part, Italian Prime Minister Conte expressed his deep concern about the continuous escalation in Libya during his meeting with Libyan National Army commander KhalifaHifter last week.

According to a statement issued by the Italian Government,Conte confirmed during his meeting with Haftar that the only sustainable solution is the political solution.

The Italian prime minister confirmed that his country rejects any military intervention in Libya, calling for concerting the diplomatic efforts to reach a political solution to the Libyan crisis.

Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi de Mayo, ended two days ago a tour that included Turkey, Egypt and Algeria, where he participated in the five-way coordination meeting that also included the foreign ministers of Egypt, Cyprus, Greece and France at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.

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